Abhijit Das is a medical doctor with over thirty years of experience in grassroots work, training, research and policy advocacy. He is the Director of the Centre for Health and Social Justice, Co-chair of the global MenEngange Alliance and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth and India-based Director of the MS Merian-R Tagore International Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Delhi. He has contributed widely on writings about South Asian masculinities, cultures, violence and globalization.
Satish Kumar Singh is Additional Director at CHSJ and oversees the thematic area of Men and Gender Equality. He has been working on social justice issues for more then 32 years and on the issue of gender equality, masculinity, sexuality and gender based violence for 15 years. He is a part of SAHAYOG, SUTRA, MASVAW, FEM and MenEngage.
Josefina Yolanda F. Oraa is a Development Professional/Consultant with over 25 years of professional engagement with non-government organizations(NGOs), both national and international, governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations including the UN System. She has been developing training curriculum, modules and tools, and conducting training for more than two decades now, including conceptualizing and facilitating the development of an Online Gender Course for an international organization with participants spread across 33 countries. She is a Partner with AANK Advisory LLP, New Delhi.
Shannon Philip is a PhD Researcher in International Development at University of Oxford. His research is on masculinities and gender relations in India and is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, UK.
Laxman Belbase is a social worker and gender justice activist, with Master of Science degree and more than 12 years’ experience in program development, implementation and advocacy in the field of gender equality, child rights and social justice at national, regional and global levels. Prior to joining MenEngage, Laxman worked for Save the Children Sweden for seven years as Global Gender & Health Advisor, based in Stockholm, and represented Save the Children on the MenEngage Global Governance Board.
Velusamy Weerasingham is a gender specialist based in Sri Lanka. He specializes in the areas of gender equity, conflict sensitivity, peace building and diversity, with field experience in program development and management in the area of development and emergency.
Anand Pawar is the Executive Director of SAMYAK, a communication and resource center on gender, masculinities, health and development based in Pune (India). He is also an active member of the South Asian Network to Address Masculinities (SANAM) and one of the Asia Board members of the Women’s Peace Maker Programme (WPP).
Bijayalaxmi Nanda is an academician, feminist activist and researcher who teaches Political Science and Gender Studies in Miranda House, University of Delhi. She co-authored the book Human Rights, Gender & Environment (2006) and is actively associated with campaigns for women’s empowerment.
Selina Ahmed is the Executive Director of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has worked at national and international organizations including the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, Save the Children Sweden-Denmark, International Development Enterprise. Ms. Ahmed’s work focuses extensively on gender equality and development, GBV, VAW, child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, child protection, psychosocial and mental health and women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)