Anuj Gopal Dubey | Coordinator, Programmes (UP)



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. 

Ayushmita Hazarika | Coordinator, Resource Mobilisation



Ayushmita has worked on a number of issues including labour employment gender rights, conflict and education. She holds an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics. Previously she worked with Crisis Action on analysing foreign policies of BRICS countries to engage governments and policymakers with regards to conflict and security. Prior to that she worked with GlobalGiving where she handled the corporate mentorship programme. At TYPF, Ayushmita works at developing the fundraising capabilities of the organisation. She conceptualises programme and institutional goals, objectives, and impact to build donor outreach.

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, Communications


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 work in communications requires her to work across programmes at TYPF, manage TYPF's online presence, and coordinate on-ground campaigning in order to advocate for women and youth rights across multiple media with diverse stakeholders. Esther also coordinates the Mental Health programme, 'Paagal Hai Kya?', a pilot programme in New Delhi. 



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 | Program Manager, SRHR



Manasa graduated with an 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 now focuses  on issues of gender, and works 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 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 in senior positions in finance, including heading of branches operation. In addition, Mohan has worked as independent consultant to many companies.

Musheer Ahmad | Coordinator, Community Intervention: Life Skills & Urbanisation



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, Community Intervention: Life Skills & Urbanisation



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.

Pallavi Agrawal | Coordinator, SRHR



Pallavi coordinates the Delhi leg of the Know Your Body, Know Your Rights programme. She has a MA in Development Studies and has worked on gendered public policy, labour, agriculture, water and sanitation. Her dissertation was on sex work as a legitimate form of labour, and involved primary research on G.B. Road, Delhi's red light district. Her research discussed the legal aspect of sex work in India and its impact on the various actors involved in the profession. She is a graduate in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Previously, she worked with the Pan Himalayan Grassroots Foundation in Uttarakhand where she conducted research on the SHG structure and how it impacted the social mobility of women in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

Reena Khatoon | Program Manager, Digital Media & SRHR



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. 

Rhea Chawla | Coordinator, SRHR Research & Advocacy

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Rhea coordinates the Udaan project in Rajasthan which uses youth-centric and youth-led approaches to improve the knowledge, attitudes and practices of adolescents towards their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Her work also focuses on advocacy to improve the on-ground implementation of RKSK, especially the Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics, Adolescent Health Days and Peer Education components. Prior to joining TYPF, Rhea coordinated the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights project in Humanitarian Settings at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (South Asia Region). Rhea has a certificate in Human Rights from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and graduated with a degree in Biology from Reed College.

Shruti Arora | Coordinator, SRHR Research & Advocacy



Shruti has an undergraduate degree in English and a postgraduate degree in Gender Studies. Her area of interest includes feminism(s) and the politics of sexuality in relation to patriarchy. She has experience of working on Gender, Sexuality and Education with Nirantar- A Centre for Gender and Education. Her contribution included conducting perspective building trainings and courses, writing manuals and carrying out researches. She has also been part of various campaigns, and activist and advocacy forums to understand, engage and voice on issues like street sexual harassment, moral policing and the control over women and trans people's mobility in public spaces; legal reforms on sexual violence (post-2012 rape case in Delhi) and the need for sexuality education with a feminist understanding.

Souvik Pyne | Coordinator, Advocacy



Souvik Pyne is a public health graduate from Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & Technology, 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. 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, and event organisation. Before joining TYPF, Souvik worked with the Indian Institute of Public Health - Bhubaneswar (IIPHB) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

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.