Mr Anand Pawar
India: South Asia
I am working as an executive director of SAMYAK, an NGO based in Pune, India. I am a male gender trainer and activist involved with women’s and men’s groups working towards gender equality and violence-free society. I am directly engaged with various groups like teachers, media professionals, students, health care providers, government functionaries, political groups, people’s institutions and NGOs. I am an active member of SANAM, a network in South Asia. Development of communication materials on gender, men and masculinities is my specific interest area. I am involved in conceptualising and contextualising gender trainings with different groups and play key role in engaging with other social justice movements to locate issues of men and masculinities within their movement. I am also associated with various qualitative research initiatives exploring issues around gender, men and masculinities in India.