CSR India Director, Dr. Ranjana Kumari
MESSAGE FROM OUR HON'BLE DIRECTOR

DR. RANJANA KUMARI,
DIRECTOR, CSR

The year 2022 has been a stepping stone for us in regaining our strength following the pandemic, allowing us to complete all our project commitments. The year has been unique in terms of CSR reaching out, building partnerships, and creating connections which has made us more effective and influential in the gender sector. This year, we conducted a study on foreign policy as part of our efforts to join the global conversation about reorienting foreign policy to take gender equality into account.. Our Gender, Water & Climate Change initiative expanded into Karnataka this year, and despite challenges like communication barriers we successfully completed the first phase in the state. We introduced a number of young girls to sports such as basketball, volleyball, and hockey through our Sports for Girls program. Through this project, scholarships were distributed to the girl players and their parents were encouraged to let their daughters continue to play sports professionally. Many of these girls were successful in participating in state and national level competition. We also had a significant growth in our social media following this year. In addition to delivering digital safety trainings, our team has been successful in creating numerous new partnerships and collaborations. As a civil society organization, crisis intervention is key to our work. CSR’s network of skilled counselors works with women in communities and supports them on issues of gender based violence (GBV). By being empaneled on internal complaint committees we have remediated hundreds of cases of sexual harassment at workplace.
It’s always very satisfying to see how our help and support has given life of dignity to so many women. Our services include legal, medical, rehabilitation, mental health, and counseling among many others. At CSR , we are committed to making our society violence free, for women and other marginalized communities, both online as well as offline. Meta’s stopNCII.org is an excellent initiative to end non consensual image sharing on social media platforms. As a partner in this cause we exerted maximum efforts Our Gender, Water & Climate Change initiative expanded into Karnataka this year, and despite challenges like communication barriers we successfully completed the first phase in the state efforts to disseminate information on how to correctly register the cases to the site and helped register numerous cases. This year, we welcomed numerous notable guests from the corporate world, including IKEA, Honda, Bumble, and GAIL. We had the honor of hosting Susan Ferguson, the country representative for UN Women in India, High Commissioner of the Netherland embassy as well as representatives from the German, British, Australian embassies. These visits gave us an opportunity to share our work on a global platform. As always, I am very appreciative of our board's incredible support. I am immensely pleased with the huge amount of courage, conviction, and resilience my team has displayed in surviving every circumstance while upholding organizational principles. Lastly, a huge thank you to everyone in our network of supporters for continuing to have faith in us. With this support we hope to keep up our efforts to build a gender just society.

WE ARE CSR INDIA

Centre for Social Research (CSR) is a non-profit organization based in New Delhi, India was founded in 1983. CSR is dedicated to creating a violence-free, gender-just society through social research, capacity building and advocacy.

MEET OUR TEAM

DIRECTOR

Dr. Ranjana Kumari

HEAD OF RESEARCH DIVISION

Dr. Manasi Mishra

HEAD OF ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Valerie Hohman

A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. Dr. Kumari has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region.

Dr. Manasi Mishra is presently the Head of Research & Knowledge Management Division in Centre for Social Research (CSR), India. She is a known voice against pre-natal sex selection leading to skewed

HEAD OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

Jyoti Vadehra

HEAD OF - GENDER, WATER & CLIMATE CHANGE

Dr. Naveen Kumar

PROJECT COORDINATOR- GENDER WATER & CLIMATE

Nehul Goyal

With over 15 years of industry experience, Jyoti Vadehra heads the Media and Communications operations at the Centre for Social Research. She serves as one of the first Indian members of Meta’s Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors. She leads, mentors, and implements projects in gender rights, digital safety, and sustainable development. And is skilled in social media strategy and management, organizational and business communications, partnerships management, as well as graphic design.

Dr. Naveen Kumar, PhD from University of Delhi – NCCR Fellow, Switzerland, has more than two decades of experience working with government, international agencies, research institutes, corporates, and CSOs at policy and advisory roles. He has led country level research, monitoring, evaluation and learning portfolios and extensively worked on – poverty alleviation, migration, empowering rural poor women through securing land rights and led program partnerships. Edited 13 books and published extensively. He is heading the Gender, Water and Climate Change Department.

Nehul has completed her Master’s from TISS, Mumbai, in Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability Studies. She has a keen interest in research and advocacy for gender and climate justice.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Tanya Thakur

ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Abhishek Sharma

Tanya, with her extensive and varied work background, has successfully engaged in numerous projects involving children, youth, and women, focusing on the intersection of gender, education, digital technologies. She possesses a versatile skill set encompassing project management, content curation, graphic design, and writing. 

Abhishek has completed his Masters in journalism and has worked with india tv. He has a keen intrest on working with the social issues coming forth in the society. 

Sandra has completed her Master’s degree in Social Work and has vast experience in working with women and children for their rights and education. 

Abhishek has completed his Masters in journalism and has worked with india tv. He has a keen intrest on working with the social issues coming forth in the society. 

Dr. Naveen Kumar, PhD from University of Delhi – NCCR Fellow, Switzerland, has more than two decades of experience working with government, international agencies, research institutes, corporates, and CSOs at policy and advisory roles. He has led country level research, monitoring, evaluation and learning portfolios and extensively worked on – poverty alleviation, migration, empowering rural poor women through securing land rights and led program partnerships. Edited 13 books and published extensively. He is heading the Gender, Water and Climate Change Department.

Consultant

Sandeep Gupta

Counsellor

Rakhi Sharma

Administrative Secretary

K.K Balakrishnan

IT Person / SEO Analyst

Manoj Kashyap

Accountant

Anil Kumar

Consultant

Sandeep Gupta

DIRECTOR

Dr. Ranjana Kumari

A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. Dr. Kumari has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region.

HEAD OF RESEARCH DIVISION

Dr. Manasi Mishra

Dr. Manasi Mishra is presently the Head of Research & Knowledge Management Division in Centre for Social Research (CSR), India. She is a known voice against pre-natal sex selection leading to skewed

HEAD OF ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Valerie Hohman​

HEAD OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

Jyoti Vadehra

With over 15 years of industry experience, Jyoti Vadehra heads the Media and Communications operations at the Centre for Social Research. She serves as one of the first Indian members of Meta’s Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors. She leads, mentors, and implements projects in gender rights, digital safety, and sustainable development. And is skilled in social media strategy and management, organizational and business communications, partnerships management, as well as graphic design.

Head - Gender, Water & Climate Change

Dr. Naveen Kumar

Dr. Naveen Kumar, PhD from University of Delhi – NCCR Fellow, Switzerland, has more than two decades of experience working with government, international agencies, research institutes, corporates, and CSOs at policy and advisory roles. He has led country level research, monitoring, evaluation and learning portfolios and extensively worked on – poverty alleviation, migration, empowering rural poor women through securing land rights and led program partnerships. Edited 13 books and published extensively. He is heading the Gender, Water and Climate Change Department.

PROJECT COORDINATOR - Gender Water & Climate Change

Nehul Goyal

Nehul has completed her Master’s from TISS, Mumbai, in Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability Studies. She has a keen interest in research and advocacy for gender and climate justice.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Tanya Thakur

Tanya with her diverse work experience has worked on multiple projects with children, youth and women on the convergence of gender, children, education and digital technologies.  She is skilled in project management, content curation, graphic designing as well as writing.

ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek has completed his Masters in journalism and has worked with india tv. He has a keen intrest on working with the social issues coming forth in the society.

Administrative Secretary

K.K Balakrishnan

IT Person / SEO Analyst

Manoj Kashyap

Accountant

Anil Kumar

Consultant

Sandeep Gupta

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