Martha Farrell Fellowships

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Martha Farrell Fellow 2017 Carmen

Martha Farrell Memorial Fellowship

Working in partnership with the Martha Farrell Foundation ​highlights our commitment to advancing gender equity across the Commonwealth.  ​

The ACU supports this ambition through the Martha Farrell Memorial Fellowship, which helps drive systemic change– both on campus and beyond.

To date, fellows from ACU member universities across East Africa and Asia have benefited from the Martha Farrell Foundation’s expertise, receiving specialist training and support to combat sexual harassment and in turn boost equity and equality.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship offer fellows a one-week training programme hosted by the Martha Farrell Foundation in New Delhi, India.

Each fellow receives specialist training supporting them to implement their own initiatives and overcome barriers to equality.


Dr Martha Farrell was director of PRIA’s gender programme and campaigned tirelessly for women’s rights, gender equality, and adult education. In 2015, while in Afghanistan to lead a gender training workshop, she was among 14 people killed in a Taliban attack.

The Martha Farrell Foundation was set up in her memory to continue her work.

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