Manesar (Haryana), India, 11th -16th Feb, 2008

Participnat Details:

Adi Nugroho
GAYa Nusantara

Ashan Munasinghe
Women's Support Group
Sri Lanka

Caris Chai Leng Lim
The Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE)

Dina Listiorini
Atma Jaya University of Yogyakarta
Faculty of Social Political Sciences

Elisabet Setya Asih Widyastuti
Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA)

Galuh Sotya Wulan
International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Haksym Chhay
Pannasastra University of Cambodia Legal Clinic (PUCLC)

Indana Laazulva
United Nations Population Fund

Ishita Chaudhry
The YP Foundation

Lem Savry
People Health Development Association (PHD)

Mai Thi Viet Thang
Institute of Psychology
Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences

Mariyam Jamal
World Population Foundation

Muhammud Imran Shahid
Human Rights Awareness Society

Nancy Veronica Thomas
Tulir - Centre for the Prevention & Healing of Child Sexual Abuse

Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc
Centre for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender - Family - Women and Adolescents (CSAGA)

Nida Mushtaq
International Islamic University

Rajvinder Kaur
Naz Foundation (India) Trust

Sani Khokho
Prodigal’s Home

Sarita Barpanda
Interact Worldwide – UK

Shasha Kamini Supramaniam
Student/ Volunteer/ Freelance Legal Researcher

Praxis-Institute for Participatory Development

Sudan Rai
Nepal Plus

Tharanga Sampath Godallage
Sri Lanka

Trisca Fernandes

Vaidehi Krishnan
Freelance Consultant, Social Sector
CanSupport, New Delhi

Vinh Thi Nguyen
Consultation of Investment in Health Promotion (CIHP)

Zhenzhen You
Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender
Renmin University of China


Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Manesar (Haryana), India, 11th -16th Feb, 2008


Gunjan Sharma has been with TARSHI since 2004.. She holds a Masters in Social Work and has worked in the development sector for the last 15 years in various capacities. Her work over the years has focused on issues related to sexuality, reproductive health, gender, development, rights and counseling.

Gunjan is Manager Programmes with TARSHI. She is a senior trainer and has conducted training sessions in English and Hindi on gender, sexuality, counseling and other development issues, with a wide variety of groups and audiences. Gunjan’s areas of expertise are helpline counselling and training.

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. 

Prabha is Director Programmes at TARSHI. Her work includes overseeing the TARSHI helpline, training, developing programmes and publications, networking and programme management.

Seema Prakash has worked with people at a deep interactive level for many years helping to bring about attitudinal and behavioural change. She is experienced in counselling men and women across a range of issues and also enjoys training and coaching. In addition to regular counselling she has worked in the area of child sexual abuse since 1998 - counselling survivors, training other counsellors and creating awareness about the issue and the need for prevention through lectures, workshops, articles and films. 

A postgraduate in Psychology, she has furthered this basic education by intensive training in Counselling. She is also a certified practitioner of NLP and Hypnotherapy. Seema has recently completed a tenure as Director, Sanjivini Society for Mental Health. She now practices independently and teaches counselling.

Sumit Baudh obtained an integrated degree as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA LLB) with Honours from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in 1998. He began his career in the business corporate sector with Hindustan Unilever Limited (1998-2001). In 2001, Sumit was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics in 2002 and qualified as Solicitor (non-practicing), England and Wales in 2004. Sumit’s areas of interest include human rights, sexuality, conflict, new religious movements, and caste. He has worked with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (2003-04) and the AMAN Trust (2004–06), both NGOs based in India. He is also actively involved with social movements and campaigns, particularly the Voices Against 377.