Team

Meet the People Helping Transform Sayfty’s Initiatives into Action

Dr. shruti kapoor
Founder & President

Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi 2012 that caught the attention of the global news media, Dr. Shruti Kapoor founded Sayfty in June 2013  to educate and empower women and girls of India against all forms of violence. The initiative aims at creating awareness of laws and legal rights, the dialogue around women’s safety. In 2015, Sayfty was awarded the People’s Choice Award by Femverstising, and won a State recognition award by the UP government in India for the organization’s work on safety and education of girls. In 2015 also, Dr. Kapoor was awarded the Rex Karamveer fellowship, “to share impactful ideas for action and transform lives through projects and ideas of hope,” and was awarded “Woman of the Year.” Read more about our Founder

Apoorva Bhatt
Researcher

Apoorva Bhatt is a part of our research analysis team, focusing on the root causes of sexual harassment. She is also involved in our Toolkit for survivors project and is leading the Therapy Resources section. Education and human rights are the two causes she strongly believes in. In the past, she has volunteered as a mentor for engineering students for 4 years and also as a science teacher for 7th-grade students for a year.

Belly Jullians
Survivor Toolkit Team
Belly Jullians Orondo is a Publicist by profession with a keen interest in women rights. She has hosted a GBV workshop and Safety in public spaces in Nairobi, Kenya on behalf of Sayfty. Being a blogger and a writer, Belly will do articles and press releases for the Survivor toolkit project by Sayfty.
 
Belly is also the founder of Ambitious Girls 254, an organization in Kenya that offers mentorship and career guidance for young girls and boy in school.
Kavita Chintapalli
Social Media Consultant
Kavita is a social media manager with experience in leveraging Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites to interact with communities and share quality content to further organizations’ goals. She also acts as a social media consultant for Sayfty and hosts #SayftyChat monthly. In her spare time, Kavita blogs about social media and marketing on her self-hosted and managed website, kavitachintapalli.com
Kunal Parmar
Graphic Designer
Kunal Parmar holds a degree in Mass Media with Advertising as a specialization from the University of Mumbai. He currently works as a Graphic Designer for Sayfty. Being interested in Social issues, he creates hard hitting visualized content. Having decent knowledge about the on - goings in the industry, he wishes to be a companion for Sayfty in their long run and enhance the initiative thereby!
Namrata Bhagtani
Workshop Facilitator

Namrata Bhagtani organizes SafeUnsafeTouch workshops for Sayfty. She is a doting mother to twin toddler boys, an architect by education, and teacher by passion. Namrata is a writer/blogger  who is trying to do her bit in making the world a better place for her kids. 

Natalia Matajira
Intern

Natalia Matajiras from Colombia is our Winter intern. She creates content for our social media pages and works primarily on #sayftychat. Natalia is also a freelance graphic designer and a feminist that won’t rest until there’s gender equality and will fight for women’s rights all over the world.

Sammy Sahni
Workshop Facilitator

Sammy Sahni conducts SafeUnsafeTouch workshops at Sayfty. She also manages our instagram page. She is a writer, lifestyle blogger and a social media consultant who has a strong opinion on women’s empowerment issues and gender equality.

Samantha Pasowicz
Researcher

Samantha Pasowicz is a Project Manager with a bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies and Master in Public Policy. Samantha has experience designing and supporting projects with various NGOs in rural and urban India, and conducted Gender Sensitization training for Sayfty in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, and Dhaka. She is currently residing in Berlin, Germany, and continues to be involved in Sayfty projects remotely.

 

Satvika Khera
Project Lead

Satvika Khera is a human rights researcher from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. In the past three years, she has worked with multiple organizations on anti-trafficking initiatives in Thailand and India. She is working with Sayfty on building a survivor toolkit and other survivor-centered research.

Subuhi Safvi
Sayftychat Host

Subuhi regularly hosts #sayftychat at Sayfty. More recently she has started conducting gender sensitization workshops for us. Subuhi has worked with think tanks researching issues relating to women and development. She likes to blog and spend time pampering her two dogs.

Sayfty works with weekly volunteers from all over the world who help us spread awareness via our #VoiceOfTheWeek Twitter program. If you would like to apply for our VoiceOfTheWeek program please use the sign-up form on the page above.