Deepa Pawar

Joined Jul 2018
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Economically empower young women through higher education with me

What I'm Leading

I am impacting young women and girls in the Pune district of Maharashtra state to access higher education by creating a safe environment for them. Young girls and women presently cannot access higher education due to sexual violence in educational and work environment. I am also impacting Mumbai University to set up compulsory Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) in all colleges under it.

Who I'm Impacting

5000 women and girls

Bio

About Me

'Personal is Political' is a core belief and both my personal and political lives are shaped by the values of justice, equity and dignity. My activism started at a very young age, influenced by the experiences of my community - extremely vulnerable socially, economically and politically in India. These experiences have built my ways of work, and given direction to my goals against all forms of oppression and violence, especially based on gender.

I started working towards this when I was merely 14, so have been engaged in social change work for over half my life. In these 17 years, I have worked with girls, youth, women, men, communities, local and state governments - through community organising, trainings, research, advocacy and mainly leadership-building. This work has won National and International Awards.

Change led by people affected by the problem is the best, most lasting change - and developing such grassroot leadership of the most vulnerable is my goal and expertise.

My Vision

Women, girls and youth as grassroot leaders shall advocate and bring about gender justice in all aspects - social, economic and political.

Needs

Funds to run trainings, research, campaigns
Networks, legal support to help in advocacy
Platforms to write about issues
Volunteers

Abilities

Trainer in Gender, Youth Leadership, Mentoring, Health, Economic Empowerment
Writing
Advocacy
Campaigns
Mentoring
Organizing

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsWomen's HealthHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

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