Executive Board Members
Dr. Asha Tripathi
Dr. Asha Tripathi is a renowned social worker and educationist who has devoted her life to empowering women and girls. She led Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, as its principal. She has been a key member of Sakhi Kendra, for four decades. She has also championed causes related to mental health, environment, and community development. She has earned many awards and honors for her remarkable service to the society. Dr. Asha Tripathi is a role model for many young women who want to change the world.
Prachi is a social activist who grew up in different cultures of India. She expresses herself through paintings and films on social issues. She used to be into film direction, production and writing before but now is a social activist. She co-produced a film called "Shuruaat ka interval" and did research for a documentary called "Irada". She joined Sakhi Kendra in 2010 and worked on campaigns related to gender, RTI, health and social justice. She is the president of Sakhi Gharelu Kaamgar Sangh.
Neelam Chaturvedi is an Indian women’s rights activist and defender who works to combat gender and caste violence, empower women in democratic institutions, and provide shelter and support for vulnerable children. She started her activism as a trade unionist in the 1970s and she is founder and core member of several women’s organizations, including Mahila Manch, Sakhi Kendra, and the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations. She received acclaim from Amnesty International for her advocacy of women’s rights.
Nishant is a Mumbai-based film director and writer with over a decade of experience in creating award-winning content for brands like Pepsi, Tata, Mahindra, Reliance, PUMA and more. He was the animator of the critically acclaimed feature film ‘Sulemani Keeda’ and the writer and director of ‘Maaraq’, which won accolades at four international film festivals. He has also produced diverse content for NGOs, corporates, world organisations and brands such as MISEREOR, WHO, UnAcademy and International Maritime Organization.
She has been a part of organization since 10th July 1994 and has fulfilled various responsibilities of the organization sincerely till now. She had been involved in development of Women’s Groups & awareness programs. She has given her considerable contribution for promoting women health and family planning between 1996-2002. Her training program for youth on RTE, Gender Equality and Generation Equality including capacity building and empowerment program for women .
Maya Kureel is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from Kalpi College, Bundelkhand University. She joined Sakhi Kendra, a women’s rights organization, on 26 April 1996. As a Dalit woman, she faced the trauma of untouchability and gender bias. She now trains and educates people in slums on issues such as dalits’ rights, women and child health, and child labour prevention. Her work involves capacity building and spreading awareness among people of slums on the above issues.
She has developed skills over 15 years in counseling as she is a part of this organization since 14th Sept.’1994. She is a post graduate in Education from Kanpur University. Being a State Coordinator she has represented Sakhi Kendra at the State level seminars of AIDS Control Society, Care India and as Demonstration sight Coordinator, Coordinator of Domestic Working Women and PCPNDT Act. Due to her sincere devotion for counseling on phone and in the office many victims have got better options for life regarding career and family life.
She received her masters in Sociology from CSJM University, Kanpur. She has added the grace and glory to the organization by her remarkable contribution through out the years since joining. She has shown a lot of courage and intelligence to deal with the emergency situations and provides a fearless environment to the women in distress who need instant support for their rescue. Her participation is admirable in lobbying and advocacy with senior administrative officers and media regarding her case work.
Dr. Meera Dubey
Dr. Meera Dubey is a teacher, social worker and award-winning educator. She taught postgraduate students with innovation and excellence for 22 years and received an appreciation letter from the human resource minister. She also coordinated various programs in sports, scouts, social science and more. She trained girls to avoid and defend themselves from abuse and helped the needy and the marginalized through several social organizations. She is a role model for students and society alike.
A social entrepreneur and a women's rights activist, Neeta Srivastava runs M/s. Sham Lall & Sons, a leather saddlery goods manufacturing firm with a legacy of over a century. She also works as a social worker at Sakhi Kendra, a non-government organization that empowers and supports women who face violence and distress . She is a proud mother of two daughters and a passionate advocate for social change. She always lends a helping hand to those in need.
Archana Nidhi is a teacher and social worker with a BA degree. She lives in Fatehpur and works as a teacher at a government school. She has also been involved with Sakhi Kendra since 1998. She has worked at the state level with Sakhi Kendra on various issues such as domestic violence, child marriage, and gender equality. Archana Nidhi is passionate about empowering women and girls through education and advocacy.