Dr. Bharti Sharma (She/Her)
Bharti Sharma, born in 1941, has degrees in Home Science (specialization in Child development), followed by Social Work from M.S. University, Baroda and Ph.D. on Juvenile Delinquency from South- Gujarat University, Surat. She has teaching experience at graduate and post graduate levels at different Universities in India and abroad. Read more
Suddha Tiwari (She/Her)
Ms. Sudha Tiwari has been the pillar and driving force of Shakti Shalini since 1988. She excels at counseling and management of the shelter home. She is an exemplary activist and representative of Shakti Shalini. She has devoted more than three decades to the service of victims of violence. Her leadership has ensured an inclusive and participatory work culture within Shakti Shalini.
Usha Sonkar (She/Her)
She has been with Shakti Shalini for more than thirteen years and is full of priceless experiences. Her loyalty to the organization shows in her persevering commitment. Her thorough understanding of Shakti Shalini, its functioning and history is demonstrated in all she says and does.
Tamanna Basu (She/Her)
Tamanna is the Core Lead at Shakti Shalini and has worked with the organization since 2015. From 2020-2021, she worked as a Consultant for Research and Communications at HAQ: Centre for Child Rights. Tamanna taught Literature in English as a Teaching-Fellow at Ashoka University in 2019 and from 2021 to 2022, as well as a Guest Lecturer at Nirma University in 2022. In 2022, Read more
Diana Thomas (She/Her)
Diana has done her M.A. in Social Work (Children and Families) and works as the Coordinator for Artivism and the Kushalta Vikas Kendra (KVK) at Shakti Shalini. When not working, things that catch her undivided attention include biryani, cats, aesthetic houses and stationery (in that particular order). Her areas of interest include child rights, gender and politics."
Anjali Thakur (She/Her)
Talk about conversations, full packed energy and liveliness in a workspace, Anjali never misses an opportunity to get these things along with her. Packed with her optimism and the zeal to be a part of the change, she brings more than 8 years of experience in the field of gender rights, education and health.
Tanmoyee Bhattacharjee (She/Her)
Tanmoyee is another name for creativity, empathy and deeper conversations, wearing her politics on her sleeve, she smashes patriarchy full-time. She holds a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Counselling from TISS Guwahati. She coordinates the Child Protection Unit in Shakti Shalini and engages in organisational based research. Her fields of interest are Gender & Sexuality, Child Rights, Social and Action research.
Monika Tiwary (She/Her)
With a knack to unlearn and learn, Monika calls out on Patriarchy one step at a time. With work experience of almost 7 years in the field of gender based violence, Monika is extremely passionate about about the cause where even the smallest change brings her immense joy and satisfaction. Driven by the belief that these tiny steps will eventually lead to far reaching change, she refuses to give up.
Tanvi Lomesh (She/Her)
Tanvi is a Media and Communication Executive at Shakti Shalini and is involved in media outreach programme to sensitize the issues faced by survivors of gender /sexual violence and also provides support in driving media engagements to build greater visibility for the organisation. Read more
Tannu Kumari (She/Her)
Tannu Joined Shakti Shalini as an accounts officer. Holding two years of experience in finance sector she is responsible to carry out the overall day to day financial transactions for the organization. Tannu holds a graduation degree in B. Com from Delhi University and is pursuing MBA (Financial Management) from IGNOU.
Jyoti works as Pehchan home coordinator. She holds master’s degree in social work from IGNOU. She likes helping people and believes on a motto that “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are”.
Shabiha Khattoon (She/Her)
Shabiha is working for Shakti Shalini from past 6 years and coordinates the organization‘s community outreach project. She is a social work master’s degree holder. She enjoys travelling to her village in Faizabaad. She also enjoys chit chatting with her friends in her own time.
Harsh Verma (He/Him/His)
Harsh works as a Community Outreach Worker at Shakti Shalini that works to engage and educate the community around the issue of gender/sexual violence. He works with adolescent groups and other community residents. He holds a graduation degree in History from Faizabaad university and is pursuing M.A political science theory from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi. In his free time, he likes to sing and read books.
Saroj is working from past 7 years with Shakti Shalini. She teaches the skill of cutting and tailoring to the shelter residents and participants from socio-economic marginalized communities. Having an experience for more than 5 years in teaching, Saroj wants to explore new designs through stitching and tailoring. She enjoys interacting with people and loves to do cooking and worshiping in her own time.
Abida Khatoon (She/Her)
Abida Khatoon is a fashion designer and works as a beauty trainer at Kushalta Vikas Kendra, Shakti Shalini from past 15 years. She facilitates beauty culture training to the shelter residents and participants from socio-economic marginalized communities. She believes that the inner beauty is more important than the outer beauty.
Nirmala Sharma (She/Her)
At Shakti Shalini, Nirmala performs community outreach work. She graduated from Madhya Pradesh Shiksha Board with a master’s degree. She had during her journey from high school to college. She works with adolescent girls as a community outreach worker to inform and empower them about their legal rights. Her interests include reading books and interacting with others.
Rajeshwari Chokar (She/Her)
Rajeshwari works as a community outreach worker at Shakti Shalini. She holds an experience of over 10 years working with marginalized communities, specifically with women. She’s an explorer and loves to interact with people.
Suhara RH (She/Her)
Suhara specialised in mental health, child well-being and family centred practices. She has her research interests in incarceration and systemic responses to it, and motherhood in vulnerable population. Suhara is committed to work for ensuring the quality of life and well-being of women and children from vulnerable circumstances. Fiction Books and Memoirs, child movies, and interesting adjectives attributed to unexpected situations and people helps her balance between her motherhood identity and professional identity.
Mikansha Gupta (She/Her)
Mikansha works as counselor in Shakti Shalini, looks at things from a feminist lens. Her commitment is towards gender equality and specifically women empowerment. Mikansha sings so well but with a tiny pinch of regret for not pursuing it as a profession. She is happy calling her a ‘foodie’ and falls on four legs for south Indian food. Mikansha loves travelling but adult life realities give her less time to do it as she wants. Twelve – year old Aarnav is her best friend who happened to be her son.
Jaspreet Kaur (They/Them)
Jaspreet is a passionate educator, amateur musician, and avid music listener. They love teaching, cycling, and watching anime. They have done their Bachelors in Zoology and B.Ed. and Masters in Environmental Studies. Their teaching philosophy is that the teaching-learning process should be a fun and holistic experience. They aspire to become a compassionate and empathetic teacher and create an inclusive classroom environment for all their students.
Rukhsaar, Shakti Shalini’s team member since 2017, works as Night Caregiver at Pehchan Home. She is also a social entrepreneur, first picked up the paintbrush when she was in school and has continued to glide it across the canvas ever since. Rukhsar has been taking inspiration from contemporary artists she’s discovered over the years. While she works, she either prefers absolute silence or Bollywood music from the ’90s. Alka Yagnik and Shreya Ghoshal are her absolute favourite. Her artworks are mostly abstracts, women-centric theme based. Her spiral notebooks are also one of her best creations.