About Us

“Since most sexual abuse begins well before puberty, preventive education, if it is to have any effect at all, should begin early in middle school”

OUR VISION

A safe world for all where equality is the norm not a privilege.

Creating a Safer World: Empowering Women and Children

Imagine hearing the devastating news that your daughter or sister has fallen victim to rape. Would you remain silent and passive? In India alone, a woman was raped every 16 minutes in 2019, highlighting the urgent need for action. It is with these distressing realities in mind that NaariSamatā was born.

NaariSamatā (NaSa) is a charitable organisation dedicated to protecting women and vulnerable children through  awareness initiatives. We firmly believe in equipping the younger generation with the knowledge of gender equality and respect for women. NaariSamatā  (Na Sa) is a charitable organisation founded to work on the prevention of rape through youth awareness initiatives. It teaches the youth about gender equality and respect for women.

The organisation was officially registered in Britain on 16th June, 2021 under the registration number 1194814.

We passionately campaign for the safety of women, children, the underprivileged, and marginalised communities. Our efforts extend to addressing issues related to gender, caste, and poverty. By educating youth about equality and fostering mutual respect, we strive to create a safer world, combating violence against women.

At the heart of our mission lies the empowerment of women and girls. We aim to provide them with the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive in society. Through various programs and initiatives, we work towards building a society that embraces gender equality, where women and children can live without fear.

Join us in our pursuit of a safer world. Together, we can empower women, protect children, and promote a more inclusive and respectful society for all.

Act now to help us make this world a better place.

OUR OBJECTIVES

To provide support and advice to women, children and young people who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence and abuse.

To promote gender equality and diversity for the public benefit.

To promote the welfare of children and young adults in under privileged communities by providing recreational facilities.

To eliminate discrimination on the grounds of gender and age.

To advance education through the creation of e-learning tools and resources.

To help vulnerable adults, children and young people in under privileged communities by supporting activities which develop them into mature and responsible people.

Testimonial from our charity partner APSA 

Although we have collaborated earlier on the NaariSamata proposal, the ongoing Covid pandemic and emergence of the Omicron variant hasn’t allowed us to be in contact much. However, despite this, you have demonstrated such kindness and magnanimity in continuing to think of APSA and helping to make the lives of our young beneficiaries better! Thank you so much – we are privileged to be the recipient of your generosity.

The clothes you have sent are beautiful, and we cannot begin to comprehend the efforts you must have gone through to send them all the way from the UK to India – it is really so kind of you. We see that most of the clothes are brand-new, very colorful and our children were absolutely delighted at receiving them.

Considering the number of clothes we received, we have not distributed all of them at one go. We would like to also use this opportunity to teach our children to appreciate the gifts that they are given and to value the efforts that others put into fundraising them. We have therefore distributed some of the clothes to the children in our Nammane Shelter , adolescent girls in the Suraksha Shelter.[Residential center for trafficed and sexually abused girls.] and some clothes to our working girls center . The remaining clothes will be distributed later this month and next during important festivals, so it makes for a gift given on a special occasion.We will send you the pictures as soon as possible.

Sponsors past and current

Annual Reports

Naarisamata Annual Report 2022 -

Naarisamata Annual Report 2021 -

Meet the Trustees

Anita

Trustee

Anita

Trustee

Anita Sunder Rajan is an experienced IT professional with a strong passion for social justice. She always dreamt of working for a charity full-time after retirement, driven by her concern for rising incidents of rape and gender inequality in India. Determined to make a meaningful impact sooner, Anita has decided to take action now and leverage her skills to empower women and underprivileged communities.

Beena

Trustee

Beena

Trustee

Beena Dandawate is an obstetrician and gynaecologist works for the NHS in South West England. She is committed to women’s health and strongly believes in empowering women. She believes in the ethos that health and happiness should transgress boundaries of religion and gender.

Umair

Trustee

Umair

Trustee

Umair Khan is a doctor- a paediatric consultant based in Scotland. He has strong connections with India and is deeply concerned with healthcare development and community building activities in India- including particularly women empowerment.

Silvia

Trustee

Silvia

Trustee

Silvia Rangoni is a London-based entrepreneur. She has always been interested in the issues of women empowerment and gender equality, so she keenly joined as a trustee when asked.

Meet the Team

Our Advisors

Ravi Bhaskaran

Business Advisor

Ravi, a seasoned entrepreneur and VC with 30+ years of experience, is now the Managing Partner of Fog City Capital, investing in Enterprise, SaaS software, Internet Advertising, Online Fitness, Robotics, and AI. He has been a hands-on board member and advisor to portfolio companies like Ad-Lib.io, Visual IQ, Om Entertainment Group, and SolutionSet, and also an angel investor in other startups. Ravi founded and led Pyramid Consulting, a Web 1.0 ad agency that was acquired by Knowledge Universe/Nextera.

Asha Rajagopal

Advisor for Accounts

Asha is a highly accomplished strategic and financial leader with a wealth of experience in the biotechnology industry, including close collaboration with the venture capital community. Throughout her career, Asha has successfully transformed early-stage companies into either acquired entities or successful publicly traded corporations while simultaneously building and leading highly effective teams. Her expertise spans finance, accounting, strategy, and team building, and she has served on the board of multiple companies.

Naveen Judah

Charity Advisor

Naveen has worked extensively in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He started his working life with a firm of Chartered Accountants in London, where he worked as a Senior Auditor before moving into the commercial sector.

In the commercial sector, he held roles as Finance Director and turnaround agent for small and medium enterprises. He also spent some time as a Principal of Further Education College.

Naveen now spends most of his time working as a Non-Executive Director and pro bono in the third sector.

Bhagya Subramanian

Charity Advisor

Bhagya is a zoologist by education but has been passionate about the environment and has worked in USEPA for the last 30 years. She is retired as a program analyst, is well versed in being a jack of all trades, and is ready to fill any position she is needed. She is an extrovert and enjoys being around and helping people. After retirement, she is going to spend some of her time helping Naari Samata. I hope to be able to help underprivileged young girls in India with the help of NaariSamata

Anasuya Dubey

Psychologist

Anasuya Dubey is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to empowering women, promoting humanity and animal welfare in India. With a diverse background of growing up in different countries and coming from a family committed to social and animal welfare causes, Ana can connect with clients from different lifestyles and sexual orientations. Ana believes it's a privilege to enhance the quality of her clients' lives and relationships. As part of the team, Ana will advise on counseling victims and empowering them to become survivors.

Amir Ullah Khan

Charity Advisor

Amir is a former civil servant, development economist, and professor at the MCRHRDI of the Government of Telangana. He serves as the Research Director at the Centre for Development Policy and Practice and as a visiting professor at TISS, Indian School of Business, and NALSAR in Hyderabad. Amir also writes business columns for LiveMint and Deccan Herald. Osama Manzar, a social entrepreneur, co-founded DEF in 2002, which has digitally empowered over 15 million people across 24 states through 700 locations and 9000+ digital foot soldiers. Osama is a British Chevening Scholar and an International Visitors Leadership Program Fellow, serving on several government and policy committees in India and international organizations working on digital inclusion, internet access, and misinformation.

Our Volunteer Web Developer

Sonny Hawkins

Web Developer

Sonny’s a Microsoft/Cisco certified IT systems Engineer/Web developer with over 15 years experience, having worked for big tech companies in the UK he now spends most of his time supporting clients in the non profit sector. In his spare time, he is an advocate for Autism and mental health raising awareness and understanding through various projects.

Our Volunteer Animation Team

Divine

Volunteer

Generalist Computer Animator and Artist who loves making dreams and ideas come to life.
I am a fast learner.

Software Skills:Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Marvellous designer, Subpainter, Maya, Zbrush, Learning Blender

Darya

Volunteer

Character 3D artist in the gaming industry and multiplication. I enjoy using my skills to support charitable causes and make a positive impact. I focus on creating detailed and imaginative 3D models that align with meaningful missions. I am glad to collaborate on projects that benefit a community.

Amrapali

Volunteer

My name is Amrapali, and I'm a 3D Animator. I specialize in Character Animation, Body Mechanics, and Body Combat. I received my education from CG Spectrum and have a strong passion for animation. I'm constantly striving to improve my skills in this field by dedicating my time and effort to it.
I'm skilled in using Autodesk Maya and Blender, but I'm always looking to expand my knowledge. If given the opportunity, I'd love to explore Unreal.

Jemma

Volunteer

I'm Jemma, it nice to meet you all. I'm a graduate from Scotland, primarily focusing in the Pre-Production and 2D animations of my course.

Emilia

Volunteer

3D Modelling, Texturing, Programming with C/C++ and Python, Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine, 3D
printing, Substance painter, effective time management, ability to work under pressure and communication
skills.

Beau

Volunteer

My name is Beau Philp and I am a digital artist with 6 years experience working in the animated film industry. I've covered concept art specialising in character design and later becoming a texture artist and 3D modeller.

Tim

Volunteer

With an in-depth understanding of film theory from my BA and the practical skills of my MA, I bring a unique perspective. Alongside that skillset is a deep curiosity to learn more and grow my skills ever further.

Aqsa

Volunteer

Experienced 3D artist proficient in modeling, rigging, and animation using Maya, Photoshop, Substance Painter, and Unity 3D. Let's bring concepts to life and create immersive experiences together.

Giulia

Volunteer

coming soon

Our Volunteer Instructional Design Team

Philo

Volunteer

Philomena has been doing eLearning development for 6 years and learning instructional design along the way. She is excited to be involved in the project as volunteering has always been something she has enjoyed and likes helping others.

Mike

Volunteer

An outgoing, passionate and motivated learning and development specialist, with skills in design, delivery, quality assurance, e-learning and management. An ability to utilise blended and traditional learning techniques enables coaching, teaching and training to be adapted to suit stakeholder requirements and maximise improvements in skills and knowledge.

Archana

Volunteer

A passionate educator and instructional designer engaged in creating interactive, engaging, and impactful e-learning / digital learning courses. Loves to inspire others through writing quotes, short articles and also has worked towards skill development of underprivileged youth to promote employability. Excited to be associated with NaariSamata team and contribute towards the e-learning course development.

Our Volunteer Marketing Team

Ridwana

Volunteer

I'm an aspiring copywriter with a passion for creating compelling content that makes a positive impact. I've written blogs on the third sector and developing countries, and had two articles published in the View magazine. I'm particularly interested in fighting poverty and inequality, promoting education, and challenging perceptions.

Joing soon

Volunteer

Coming soon

Florence

Volunteer

Florence is Assistant Editor for an online publication and has a passion for storytelling. Having recently completed a master’s degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the LSE – where she specialised in global health and environmental sustainability in refugee settings – she is thrilled to now be a part of NaariSamatā’s incredible work.

Shivani

Volunteer

Shivani is a financial administrator at a wealth asset management firm in Dublin, Ireland. She is a strong advocate for women's empowerment and is dedicated to fighting against oppression, mistreatment, and violence. Her passion for making a positive social impact began in her teenage years when she volunteered for various social causes, including education and youth empowerment. Shivani firmly believes in the importance of fairness for all in society and recognizes the crucial role of educating youth about their social responsibility.

Ruchi

Volunteer

Shivani is a financial administrator at a wealth asset management firm in Dublin, Ireland. She is a strong advocate for women's empowerment and is dedicated to fighting against oppression, mistreatment, and violence. Her passion for making a positive social impact began in her teenage years when she volunteered for various social causes, including education and youth empowerment. Shivani firmly believes in the importance of fairness for all in society and recognizes the crucial role of educating youth about their social responsibility.

Our Volunteer Governance and Planning Team

Anahita

Volunteer

Anahita is a passionate advocate for women's development and empowerment, using her master's degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from LSE to specialize in policy development, system-wide changemaking, and sexual and reproductive health programmes. She currently works as an Analyst at PPL, a consultancy that helps improve health and social care outcomes for the NHS, local government, and charities. Anahita has collaborated with multiple local and global NGOs in areas such as peacebuilding, child poverty, refugee rehabilitation, and women's empowerment, and brings diverse skills in research, monitoring and evaluation, and communications.

Peter

Volunteer

Peter champions the ideals of feminism as our chief negotiator and event planner. His association with our charity dates back to its inception, playing a pivotal role in meticulously vetting and shaping the projects we embark upon.

Muskaan Project support

Daksha Varsani

Volunteer

In March 2020 Daksha & Paresh started the Community Response Kitchen to help Doctors and Nurses who were struggling to buy basic resources to cook for themselves. Going from 50 meals a day to 250,000 hot meals in 100 days was a truly remarkable feat. She received a BEM and is also a live kidney donor.

Paresh Jethwa

Volunteer

Paresh had been instrumental in setting up and running the Community response kitchen along with Daksha. He is passionate about creating a better world for the future. His energy and enthusiasm to help others is boundless. His dedication is contagious and spurs us all to do more. He will be receiving his MBE from the Queen for his dedicated services to the country in February, 2022. He will be heading the Indian operation along with Daksha once Daksha has recovered from her operation and fit to travel.
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