Dr. Shruti Kapoor – Founder and 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, 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
Meet the People Helping Transform Sayfty’s Initiatives into Action
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
SUBUHI SAFVI – Sayftychat Host
Subuhi is one of our #sayftychat hosts. She has worked with think tanks researching issues relating to women and development. Subuhi lead the Understanding your emotions section of the Sayfty Survivor’s Toolkit. She likes to blog and spent time pampering her two dogs.
Dr. MICHELLE FRANK – Sayftychat Host
Dr. Michelle Frank is one of our #sayftychat hosts. She is an unconventional doctor who advocates for women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys classic rock, music and doodles.
Natalia Matajira – Intern
Natalia is a graphic designer from Colombia and a feminist that won’t rest until there’s gender equality and will fight for women’s rights all over the world. She is part of team #sayftychat and supports our graphic design needs from time to time.
KUNAL PARMAR – Graphics Designer
Kunal Parmar provides graphic design support at Sayfty. He is responsible for all #sayftychat posters and has created graphics for all our leading campaigns
SAMMY SAHNI – Safe-Unsafe Touch Workshop Facilitator
Sammy Sahni is the Safe-Unsafe-Touch workshop facilitator at Sayfty. She in the past has contributed blogs focussed on gender equality and curated Sayfty’s Instagram account. Sammy is a writer and a parenting blogger who focusses on parenting issues, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
NAMRATA SADHVANI – Safe-Unsafe Touch Workshop Facilitator
Namrata Sadhvani is one of our safe-unsafe touch workshop facilitators. She is a full time mom to her twin boys and part time everything else. Namrata is a social media enthusiast who is a qualified architect with a specialization in environmental design and loves spreading the passion for architecture amongst the younger generation. Parenthood and the ensuing madness has resulted in her being an advocate for Equal and Shared Parenting with a view to raise her boys as responsible Human Beings with a healthy respect for women.
SATVIKA KHERA – Survivors’ Toolkit Project Lead
Satvika Khera is a human rights researcher and survivors’ rights activist. She is the project lead of the Sayfty Survivors’ Toolkit and she currently works on developing guides and digital services with and for survivors of sexual assault globally.
SAMANTHA – Survivors’ Toolkit Section Lead
Samantha Pasowicz is a Project Manager with a background in Gender Studies and Public Policy. She splits her time working and studying on three continents, and is an expert in adaptation and cross-cultural communication. Samantha is currently designing and supporting projects with various NGOs in rural and urban India, and has been conducting Gender Sensitization training for Sayfty in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. She is the lead for the legal section of our Sayfty Survivors’ Toolkit
APOORVA BHAT – Survivors’ Toolkit Section Lead
Apoorva is a part of our research analysis team, focusing on the root causes of sexual harassment. She is also involved in our Sayfty Survivors’ Toolkit 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.