Participating teams can choose any one from the following problem statements to work on:
In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in atrocities against women in India, in terms of sexual abuse, assaults etc. Fear of violence suppresses the aspirations of women. How can technology empower women to protect themselves better and realize their full potential?
For every maternal death in India, an estimated 20 more women suffer from impaired health. One village-level study of rural women in Maharashtra determined on the basis of physical examinations that some 92 percent suffered from one or more gynaecological disorder. How can technology empower women to be in better control of their health?
India has the largest population of non-school-going working girls. As more and more boys are engaged in education, there is a growing reliance on the labour of girls. The exploitation of young female domestic helpers, for example, is widespread. How can technology be used to provide easy and low-cost education to women in our country?
There is a wealth of useful traditional knowledge resting with women in India. A lot of this has passed down through the generations, but is now at a risk of being lost. How can technology facilitate codification of this traditional knowledge?
This contest is open to female students legally residing in India and meeting the Eligibility Criteria mentioned below:
The teams will need to submit two deliverables before the stated deadline:
1) Concept document:
A report (maximum 4 pages long), submitted as an electronic file in the .doc/.docx format, that incorporates the following information:
2) Trial Implementation Plan:
A presentation (max. 15 slides) or video (max. 10 minutes), submitted as an electronic file in the .ppt/.pptx/.wmv format, that provides a detailed implementation plan for a trial of the concept:
The deliverables should be submitted no later than 12th Jan 2010 (11:59 PM IST)
At the conclusion of the Contest Entry period, all eligible entries received will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges based on the judging criteria (with percentage weights) set forth below: