About Us

Making a difference with empathy

Samvedna, an NGO for the advancement of gender awareness and
gender rights, aims to empower women and girls by equipping them
to become equal stakeholders in the development process. We aim to
bridge the gap between the numerous central and state government
schemes available for empowering women. Often a weak delivery
system and inability to meet targets thwarts the purpose of women-
friendly programmes and prevents the implementation. Our
endeavour is to optimise the available opportunities for women and
maximise their potential in terms of skill development and access to
loans and grants and enable their financial inclusion.
The team comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds such as
law, finance, media and the NGO sector. The individuals not only
bring to the table their domain expertise but also have in common a
shared zeal for making a difference at the grassroots and becoming
catalysts of social change. The Samvedna team would like to initiate
projects in collaboration with government agencies, NGOS and other
platforms for social activism.
Aims and objectives involve setting up a legal helpline, conducting
awareness programmes on gender sensitisation and countering sexual
harassment at the workplace. We will also be working with the
government and coordinating with the district units of the Red Cross,
family counselling centres, child welfare councils. The NGO also
aims to work with the CDPOs and BDPOs at the district level to deal
with domestic violence and to enforce the Right to Education.
Samvedna endeavours to make informed interventions in educational
institutions (schools, colleges and universities) to sensitise boys and
generate awareness about ingrained gender bias in our socio-cultural
conditioning. The aim will be to educate students about perpetuation
of sex-specific stereotypes.
We strive to bring about gender awareness not merely through charity
or social work but by changing mindsets, helping our target to
optimise their strengths. We aim to facilitate women to empower
themselves. True to the name, at Samvedna it is empathy and
sensitivity that drive our objectives as well as mode of functioning. 
We also intend to work with men and boys on gender issues awareness.


Key People

Prajakta Avhad


Aruti Nayar

Vice President

Lally Saini

General Secretary

Ritu Pathak


Manjula Walia


Shivani Chhabra

Executive Member

Suman Sharma

Executive Member

Swati Chaudhari

Executive Member

Pradnya Hendre

Executive Member