The TARSHI Team
We thank all staff members, consultants, interns and volunteers - former and current - who have, and continue to contribute to our work towards achieving sexual well-being for all and to the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India and the region. You are all too many to name individually. We are grateful to each one of you. Thank you!
Here's introducing our current team:
Director Administration and Finance
Damini Narain has over 30 years experience in Administration, Marketing and Finance. She has substantial experience working with Social Development and Corporate organisations.
Damini handles our Admin and Finance responsibilities,which include liaising with the Board, our accountants and ensuring that our various compliances are in order.
Dipika Srivastava has a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development and Management from the Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad. She has worked in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights for over five years. She has a keen interest and experience in training and reproductive and sexual health related issues.
Dipika‘s work includes coordinating and conducting trainings and workshops, developing Hindi IEC material and publications, documentation, networking and representing TARSHI at national and international fora.
Manager Human Resources and Administration
Kiran holds a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Kurukshetra University with 7 years of experience in Admin and HR.
At TARSHI Kiran handles our Human Resources and Administration functions, which include coordinating with various people within and outside the organisation to ensure our smooth functioning.
Junior Programme Associate
Medha Kalsi is a Post Graduate in Development Communication and Extension from Delhi University. She has a keen interest in writing articles and exploring aspects of Gender and Sexuality through a feminist lens.
Medha's core responsibilities include working on our social media platforms and assisting with our M&E efforts.
Prabha Nagaraja is a Post Graduate in Child Development from Delhi University. She worked with children with dyslexia and other disabilities before joining TARSHI at its inception in 1996. Her areas of interest include sexuality education for young people and the sexual rights of people with disabilities. She is also interested in exploring therapies and strategies for burnout prevention and self-care of activists and practitioners working in resource-poor settings.
Radhika Chandiramani founded TARSHI in 1996. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for Leadership Development and the Soros Reproductive Health and Rights Fellowship. Radhika trained as a clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Her main areas of interest are sexuality and rights. She has co-edited Sexuality, Gender and Rights: Exploring Theory and Practice in South and Southeast Asia (Sage, 2005) and written Good Times for Everyone: Sexuality Questions, Feminist Answers (Women Unlimited, 2008). Radhika is a Consultant with TARSHI.
Senior Programme Associate, Training and Outreach
Ramya Anand is a Post Graduate in Social Work and a Masters in Human Rights. She has done her PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked on SRHR and human rights in mental health issues in rural and urban settings. She also conducts sexuality education workshops within school settings.
Ramya’s work includes planning and co-facilitating on-site and online training and outreach programmes and representing TARSHI at diverse fora.
Junior Programmes Associate, Communications
Rohini Banerjee has a graduate and postgraduate degree in Literature from Delhi University. She is passionate about LGBTQ rights, mental health, and its intersections with various other aspects of gender and sexuality.
Her responsibilities include assisting in editing articles for In Plainspeak, TARSHI’s e-magazine, and curating content for our website and social media platforms besides other documentation related activities.
Senior Programme Associate, Communication and Collaborations
Vani Viswanathan has a Post Graduate degree in Development Studies and a Graduate degree in Communication Studies. Her interest lies in communicating on issues around gender, especially women, and she has several years’ experience doing so for non-profits and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Vani’s responsibilities here include leading storytelling efforts for TARSHI, measurement and evaluation, and working on TARSHI’s collaborations towards improving access to accurate information on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.
Consultants and part-time team members, Anisha Dutt and Shikha Aleya are currently providing us with valuable support in various projects.
And, there's Vicky Kaushik, our trusted office assistant since 1999, and Shahar Bano who keeps the office clean and us fortified with coffee and tea!