Initiative: Ebong Alap
Organization: Ekhan Alap
Twitter: @kishorsagitala
Location: West Bengal, India

Ebong Alap is a Kolkata-based non-profit society, which began its journey in 2003. ‘Ebong Alap’ in Bengali means ‘beginning a conversation’ or ‘dialogue’. They publish both online and offline content through books, website, blogs and social media platforms likes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube in colloquial Bengali for readers/users who can’t easily access resources in English. They primarily focus on gender issues and amplifying marginal voices, such as enabling women from grassroots communities access education and information through digital and non-digital means. They have been working with the women of Bali island in Sunderban since 2009. Their blog ‘Ekhan Alap’ has received ‘The South Asian Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for 2017. They also work extensively with young people and their teachers to make educational institutions gender-sensitive and inclusive.