Anuj Gopal Dubey | Coordinator, KYBKYR



Anuj Gopal Dubey is a feminist, human rights activist and has worked with young people in the field of sexuality, gender based violence, Dalit movements, RTI, HIV/AIDS, power & patriarchy, sexual and reproductive health and rights, volunteering and mass movements in the last 8-9 years. Anuj loves programme management, partnership building, community mobilisation, facilitating sessions and designing IEC material. 

Prior to joining TYPF, Anuj worked with Breakthrough, Pratham, Ehsaas, MASWAV, and We Can campaign, and has carried out independent consultancies for UNICEF. 

Basant Ram | Office Manager



Hailing from Uttarakhand, Basant Ram has worked at TYPF as the Office Manager for the last eight years. At TYPF, Basant oversees and supervises the day-to-day organisational work at the TYPF office, including maintaining records of staff as well as the organisation as a whole, managing HR, and handling office logistics in all forms, including our filing system. Basant also works in the finance department with Mohan as a Finance Associate, whereby he manages the office insurance schemes, day-to-day finances and programme implementation costs. 

Esther Moraes | Coordinator, TBP


Esther graduated with an Honours degree in History from Delhi University, and obtained a Masters degree in Sociology from the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities. Prior to working in TYPF, Esther has worked in education as a Research Assistant in CORD (Collaborative Research and Dissemination), where she was involved in both quantitative and qualitative fieldwork in Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi. Esther's role in The Butterfly Project involves working with multiple stakeholders apart from the young women participants, including community members and leaders as well as government officials to advocate for women and youth rights.



Ganesh Kumar | Office Assistant


Ganesh has been working with TYPF since 2012. He manages the day-to-day running of the office, and also runs the office kitchen. He also contributes to maintaining office records, and handling and re-stocking office material. As the Office Assistant, Ganesh assists in handling all logistics of programme implementation, and event management where need be.

Manak Matiyani | Executive Director



Manak Matiyani is a feminist, queer activist and has over 8 years of experience as a development professional. His work is aimed as facilitating youth leadership of social change, with a focus on issues of sexuality, gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights and youth development. Manak is also a trained documentary filmmaker and his experience includes programme management and design, training and facilitation, developing and managing social media and on ground campaigns, community based interventions, digital storytelling, leadership development and social entrepreneurship. 

Before joining TYPF, Manak worked with Commutiny - The Youth Collective, The Magic Lantern Foundation, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and has done independent consultancies with national and international organisations including Pravah, Breakthrough, UNHCR, UNFPA, and Girls Count. 

Manasa Priya Vasudevan | Coordinator, KYBKYR



Manasa graduated with a MSc. in Gender and Media Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London and went on to work with IT for Change, Bangalore in the field of Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). Manasa has specialized in working on issues of social justice in an Internet-mediated world such as Net Neutrality, mass surveillance, freedom of expression, privacy, intellectual property, openness, intermediary liability etc., towards the democratisation of the global Internet. As a fellow of the National Internet Exchange of India, she has also participated in the global multi-stakeholder meeting ‘NetMundial’ 2014 that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as the World Social Forum, Tunisia in 2015. Manasa is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law at the National Law School of India, University, Bangalore. She now looks forward to refocusing on issues of gender, and working closely with young leaders on issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at The YP Foundation.

Mohan Chand | Finance Manager


Mohan Chand is a Finance professional, having more than 14 years of experience in finance & accounting field. His work is aimed at analysing financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets. Mohan works includes finalisation of accounts, preparation of budget (short term & long term), handling taxation & due diligence matter and giving suggestion to the management.

Mohan is very passionate about identifying, investigating, and analysing potential operational improvement, and, based on findings, propose operational changes (policy, procedures, processes, etc.)

Before joining TYPF, Mohan has work with many companies as a senior position in finance department which includes heading of branches operation. In addition, Mohan has worked as independent consultant to many companies.

Musheer Ahmad | Coordinator, Blending Spectrum



Ali has worked with various organisations before joining TYPF. He worked with the Aga Khan Trust in 2010 and Taleem in 2012 in the Nizamuddin Basti area. He moved to PRAVAH in 2014, which was a turning point in his life when he trained as a facilitator. He then joined Commutiny - The Youth Collective where he became part of the National Campaign called "Bas! Stop Discrimination Right Now" which encourages young people to engage, inspire and act on issues of social exclusion on the streets of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. He also worked with the Diksha Foundation in 2015 in the Kusumpur Pahari slum community in New Delhi. He graduated in Social Work from IGNOU, and is current continuing to pursue a Masters in Social Work. 

Neha Raj | Coordinator, Blending Spectrum



Neha oversees TYPF’s Community Leadership programme in the National Capital Region where she works with adolescent and youth leaders who have been part of TYPF’s community programmes for 5 years and more, focusing on enhancing their learning and leadership opportunities and increasing their opportunities for professional exposure and employment. As a part of Blending Spectrum, Neha also supports adolescents and young people in Nizamuddin in leading campaigns with key stakeholders on ensuring hygiene and first aid in the community. She also supervises a Waste Management programme led by Community Leaders in Sunder Nagar Nursery. Neha is part of the Hindi translation team at TYPF to ensure that IEC material developed for adolescents is youth-friendly. She has trained with CREA on understanding gender and sexuality and is currently in her Bachelors of arts in sociology from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. A trained facilitator, Neha has a diploma in Computers and is keen to do more work in the areas of child rights, gender based violence, Violence Against Women and Human Rights.

Reena Khatoon | Manager, KYBKYR & TBP



Reena has extensive experience in community mobilisation, training, developing IEC materials in Hindi and supporting community groups to advocate for the same, and has also worked with women human rights defenders and Panchatyi Raj institutions. Prior to joining TYPF, Reena worked with SAHAYOG in the areas of maternal health and reproductive rights, social security, violence again women, employment, nutrition and food security. She was also part of the Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI) in a Community Initiatives Programme to build the leadership of Muslim women in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. She has also worked with WHO as an External Monitor, the Urban Health Resource Centre Delhi, and the Ministry of Minor Affairs. 

Shruthi Basavaraj | Coordinator, Resource Mobilisation & Manager, Blending Spectrum



Shruthi coordinates Resource Mobilization at The YP Foundation. Her work involves the development of of new programmes. This includes project design, institutional fundraising, monitoring & evaluation and partnership development. She is further responsible for due diligence activities of on going programmes and grants. Shruthi also manages TYPF’s Blending Spectrum programme that provides Life Skills Education to children living in low resource, urban communities. She oversees all programme activities such as curriculum design and implementation, volunteer engagement, donor partnerships and leadership development of our community leaders. Shruthi previously worked for a boutique consultancy firm focused on executing and tracking project operations and developing systems for energy companies. Shruthi graduated from St. Stephens College with an Honours Degree in Philosophy in 2013.

Souvik Pyne | Advocacy Officer



Souvik Pyne is a youth advocate on sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially safe abortion. He is a public health graduate from Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. He also has a degree in dentistry from Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata. He did his Masters dissertation on abortion services in West Bengal and received a DAAD scholalrship for an internship in Bielefeld, Germany. He went to the 8th Asian Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) as a youth school from India. He is a youth champion and internee of the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership; member of the Youth Advisory Group on abortion stigma of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and one of the observers to the steering committee of CommonHealth. He has experience in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research, programme management, training and facilitation, event organisation and blog writing. 

Before joining TYPF, Souvik worked with the Indian Institute of Public Health - Bhubaneswar (IIPHB) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Tanya Sharma | Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement


Tanya graduated with an Honours degree in English from St. Stephen's College, DU, and recently obtained a Masters' Degree in Performance Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi where her research focused on a ritual of possession healing that takes place at the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi. She is also a student of Music at Triveni Kala Sangam. Her key interests are performance practices, culture studies, gender studies and literature. At TYPF, Tanya manages the induction of the new cohort of peer educators every year, the running of the peer education model across programmatic divisions, and tracking the journey of each volunteer in their year-long engagement with the organisation.

Vinita Sahasranaman | Director of Programmes & Advocacy



Vinita has worked on issues of gender, sexuality and human rights for the last 12 years. She has worked with community based, women-led organizations to build grassroots feminist leadership. Vinita comes with experience on training, research and campaigning on issues related to sexuality and violence against marginalized women. She has previously worked with CREA, CARE India and as an independent consultant. She is deeply interested in learning from the power of social movements and how they lead to long-lasting social change. Vinita graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University and obtained a Masters Degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.