Ajay | Accounts Assistant


Ajay is a finance professional with 3 years experience in the field of accounting. He holds a B.Comm degree. At TYPF, he is responsible for tracking expenses made by employees, keeping records, maintaining files and routine accounting work. He is passionate about working on Tally and coordinating between banks and the organisation to ensure the smooth functioning of financial matters. Along with this, he is also interested in understanding how the organisation’s budgetary processes work.

Prior to joining TYPF, he worked in CA Adeesh Mehra & Co., an accounting firm based in New Delhi where he worked as an Accountant.  

Anuj Gopal Dubey | Coordinator, Programmes (UP)


E: anuj@theypfoundation.org

Anuj is a feminist human rights activist. Over the last 9 years, he has worked with diverse groups of young people in the fields of gender, patriarchy, caste, Right to Information, HIV/AIDS, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. In TYPF, his key areas of involvement include programme management, financial management, partnership building, facilitating sessions and designing Information Education Communication (IEC) material.

Anuj graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and holds a Master’s degree in Population Studies and Rural Development from Lucknow University. Prior to joining TYPF, Anuj worked with organizations like Breakthrough, Pratham, Ehsaas, MASWAV, We Can campaign, and UNICEF.

Ayushmita Hazarika | Coordinator, Resource Mobilisation


E: ayushmita@theypfoundation.org

Ayushmita has worked on a range of issues, including labour employment, gender rights, humanitarian conflict and education. At TYPF, she works on developing the fundraising capabilities of the organisation. Her job involves building donor outreach by conceptualising programme and institutional goals, objectives and impacts.

She holds an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelors in Economics and Development Studies from University of Manchester. She holds experience in working with Crisis Action on analysing foreign policies of BRICS countries to engage governments and policy makers with conflict and security. She has also worked with GlobalGiving, where she handled the corporate mentorship programme.

Basant Ram | Office Manager


E: youth.hub.office@gmail.com

Basant Ram has been working at TYPF for the last eight years. He oversees and supervises the day-to-day organisational work at the TYPF office, including maintaining records of the staff and of the organisation, managing HR, and handling office logistics in all forms. He also works in the finance department as a Finance Associate, wherein he manages the office insurance schemes, day-to-day finances and programme implementation costs.

He studied Arts from Rajkiya Inter College in Nagarkhan. Before joining TYPF, Basant spent 10 years working in an administrative position in OPG CAD, an electrical company based in Uttar Pradesh.

Esther Moraes | Coordinator, Communications

E: esther@theypfoundation.org

Esther has worked on issues such as gender, education, youth leadership and social movements. She 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. At TYPF, she coordinates the Know Your Body Know Your Rights (KYBKYR) Campaign 2.0, a national campaign on access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Along with this, she also works across programmes on all communications related matters.

Prior to joining TYPF, Esther worked as a Research Assistant in CORD (Collaborative Research and Dissemination), where she was involved in both quantitative and qualitative fieldwork.


Ganesh Kumar | Office Assistant

E: ganesh@theypfoundation.org

Ganesh has been working at TYPF since 2012. He is responsible for daily maintenance and logistical support, and managing the kitchen at the office. He also contributes to maintaining office records, and handling and re-stocking office material. In addition to this, he assists in making logistical arrangements for programme implementation and event management.

Harsh Chauhan | Programme Associate, SRHR Research & Advocacy


Harsh is a queer feminist. He holds a Master’s degree in Food Technology and was a fellow under the India Fellow program, aimed at building social leadership.

At TYPF, Harsh is a Programme Associate under the Udaan project, which works on sexual and reproductive health in Rajasthan. Prior to this, he worked at TYPF as a Communications Intern for the Know Your Body Know Your Rights (KYBKYR) campaign. Harsh also has experience of working at grassroots level in Chhattisgarh, where he worked on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) with young mothers from tribal areas.


Manak Matiyani | Executive Director


E: manak@theypfoundation.org

Manak is a feminist queer activist with extensive experience in facilitating youth leadership for social change. His work has focused on sexuality rights, gender justice, violence prevention, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights awareness.

A graduate in Literature and Mass communication, he has experience in working with programme management and design, training and facilitation, social media and on ground campaigns, digital storytelling, leadership development and social entrepreneurship. At TYPF, he works across programmes to lead strategy development, partnerships and resource mobilising and management. He supervises programmes to support monitoring and quality of delivery and contributes to staff and volunteer training and development across the organisation and its programmes.

Prior to joining TYPF, Manak worked with diverse civil society organsiations, grassroots groups, educational institutions, volunteer collectives and youth led groups to deepen young people’s reflective and transformative engagement with self and social change.

Manasa Priya Vasudevan | Programme Manager, SRHR


E: manasa@theypfoundation.org

Manasa is a feminist activist who is passionate about the theory and praxis of social justice, especially in the context of urbanisation and datafication. She has undertaken research and advocacy on issues at the intersections of information communication technologies and social justice, primarily in the area of internet governance. She has actively engaged with international multi-sectoral movement building and strategy, both online and offline. 

Manasa holds a Master’s degree in Gender, Media and Culture from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. At TYPF, she manages the ‘Know Your Body, Know Your Rights’ (KYBKYR) programme. Prior to this, she worked at IT for Change in Bengaluru.

Mohan Chand | Finance Manager


E: accounts@theypfoundation.org

Mohan has over 14 years of experience in working with finance & accounting. His work is aimed at analysing financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights aimed at enabling management to determine progress against budgets. Mohan’s job includes finalisation of accounts, budget preparation, handling taxation and advising TYPF management on financial matters. He is passionate about identifying, investigating, and analysing potential operational improvements and proposing changes based on his findings.

Before joining TYPF, Mohan worked with many companies in senior positions in finance, including heading branch operations. In addition to this, Mohan has worked with numerous companies as an independent consultant.

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


E: ali@theypfoundation.org

Ali’s work is principally aimed at addressing the issue of social exclusion. He graduated in Social Work from IGNOU, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same field. He comes with experience in using theatre as a medium for social change.

At TYPF, He works in Nizamuddin to implement the Blending Spectrum programme. The programme provides life skills education and builds the leadership skills of adolescents and young people in the community. Along with this, he also works on building meaningful youth participation in TYPF’s programmes.

Before joining TYPF, he worked with the Aga Khan Trust and Taleem in the Nizamuddin Basti area. He moved to PRAVAH in 2014, where he trained as a facilitator. Following this, he joined Commutiny - The Youth Collective where he became part of the National Campaign called "Bas! Stop Discrimination Right Now". He also worked with the Diksha Foundation in the Kusumpur Pahari slum community in New Delhi.

Neha Raj | Coordinator, Community Intervention: Life Skills & Urbanisation


E: neha@theypfoundation.org

Neha comes with extensive experience in working in community mobilisation and engagement, especially with young people from urban slum areas. A trained facilitator, she has a diploma in Computers and has trained with CREA on understanding gender and sexuality. She is currently completing her Masters in Sociology from IGNOU.

At TYPF, she oversees the Blending Spectrum programme in the National Capital Region where she works with adolescent and youth leaders who have been part of the organisation’s community programmes for 6 years or more. The programme focuses on enhancing their learning and leadership opportunities and increasing their professional exposure and employment. In addition to this, Neha is also a part of the Hindi translation team at TYPF and is responsible for ensuring that that material developed for adolescents is youth-friendly.

Pallavi Agrawal | Coordinator, SRHR


E: pallavi@theypfoundation.org

Pallavi comes with experience in working with gender and labour issues. Her Masters 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Ambedkar University. At TYPF, she coordinates the Delhi leg of Know Your Body Know Your Rights programme. Prior to this, she worked with the Pan Himalayan Grassroots Foundation in Uttarakhand where she conducted research on the self-help group structure and how it impacted the social mobility of women in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

Reena Khatoon | Programme Manager, Digital Media & SRHR


E: reena@theypfoundation.org

Reena is a human rights activist with extensive experience in working with Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, gender, governance, and building leadership among young people to advocate for their rights. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Law and has done her Master’s in Criminal Law. She has also led advocacy programmes with communities, government officials and policy makers towards developing rights based approaches in addressing young people’s issues.

Reena has led a range of different programmes across her tenure at TYPF and is currently leading The Butterfly Project programme. Through this programme, she works to enable adolescents and young women in Delhi and Rajasthan to access digital media to advocate for gender equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, and combat forced marriage in their communities.

Prior to joining TYPF, Reena worked with various organisations including SAHAYOG, AALI, WHO, Urban Health Resource Centre, PCI, and the Ministry of Minority Affairs.


Rhea Chawla | Coordinator, SRHR Research & Advocacy

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E: rhea@theypfoundation.org

Rhea has extensive experience in advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights across the South Asia Region. She has a certificate in Human Rights from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and holds an Undergraduate degree in Biology from Reed College.

At TYPF, 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 the National Adolescent Health Program (RKSK).

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.

Shruti Arora | Coordinator, SRHR Research & Advocacy


E: shruti@theypfoundation.org

Shruti has been working on issues of Gender and Sexuality with a feminist understanding since 2011. She has been part of various campaigns, and activist and advocacy forums aimed at understanding, engaging with and speaking out against issues like street sexual harassment, moral policing, control over women and trans people's mobility in public spaces, and legal reforms on sexual violence (post-2012 rape case in Delhi).

She has an undergraduate degree in English and a postgraduate degree in Gender Studies. in TYPF, she coordinates a Research and Advocacy programme aimed at assessing the quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health services for young people. Prior to this, she worked with Nirantar: A Centre for Gender and Education, where she carried out research, conducted perspective building trainings and created resource materials.

Souvik Pyne | Coordinator, Advocacy


E: souvik@theypfoundation.org

Souvik is a youth advocate on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, especially safe abortion. He has a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry. He is a fellow under the Youth Champions Initiative under Rise Up (Public Health Institute in California) and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He is also a member of the Youth Advisory Group on abortion stigma in The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and is a special invitee to the steering committee of CommonHealth.

At TYPF, Souvik works across programmes to coordinate Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights advocacy related work at the local, regional, national and international levels. He has experience in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research, policy advocacy, programme management and event organisation. Before joining TYPF, Souvik worked with the Indian Institute of Public Health in Bhubaneswar (IIPHB), and in the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).


Tara Vidisha Ghose | Communications Associate


Tara’s key areas of interest lie in exploring the ways in which gender comes into play in popular media, art and cultural practices in different contexts. She completed her Bachelors Degree in History from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, following which she spent a year in Fukuoka Women’s University in Japan studying Japanese language and culture.

In TYPF, she is primarily responsible for communications work, including updating the website and social media accounts, and coordinating on-ground and online campaigning activities. She is a self-taught Graphic Designer who has used her skill-set to contribute to campaigns and organisations like MenEngage, Navjyoti India Foundation, Katha, Mittika, Swasthya and INTACH Delhi Chapter.