Youthforgenderequality.org is an interactive blog started by Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), India’s first organisation of sensitive and concerned men working since 1993 to stop and prevent gender-based violence on women.
The blog aims at providing the space to all youths to freely ventilate, open up, share their thoughts and ideas, experiences and insights on gender matters. This would include all interventions — from local to global, to address a wide range of contemporary gender, sexuality and masculinity issues – breaking the moulds and binaries. And in the process, we collectively pave the way for a humane, healthy, pluralistic, gender-just world for all!
Here are members of the Team managing the Blog –
Harish Sadani, Co-founder of MAVA, has been passionately running multi-sector developmental programs on gender and health, for over 26 years. He has been engaging and mentoring thousands of adolescent boys and young men across Maharashtra state to communicate with peers on healthy relationships, masculinity and sexuality-related matters, using out-of-the-box methods.
Sarath Warrier, currently pursuing Degree in Mass Media and Communications – Final Year, from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. Has been a Youth Mentor at MAVA since 2014.
Amol Kale, a youth mentor and gender trainer working among young men in Dhule and Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra State. Based in Pune. Is among the first group of young men mentored at MAVA in 2006.
Yogesh Kanthale is an entrepreneur with the experience of more than 6 years in the field of User-Interface Design and Development, based in Pune. Is among the first group of young men mentored at MAVA in 2006.