RAHI is a deeply personal organization, founded by Anuja Gupta and Ashwini Ailawadi. They lead the team which is made up of both survivors and non-survivors, all of whom have same vision and goal – to end CSA and to create a safe support space for survivors.
Ms. Jaya Sharma, Founder Trustee
Ms. Madhu Mehra, Founder Trustee
Ms. Gloria Burrett, Trustee
Ms. Rachna Chawla, Trustee
Jaya Sharma is a researcher, trainer and feminist, queer activist based in New Delhi, India. She has been working on issues of women’s rights and education for over twenty years. She is founder member of Nirantar, a Centre for Gender and Education based in New Delhi. She has also founded queer activist forums based in Delhi For the past fifteen years she has been working on issues of sexual rights, with a focus on advocacy and building linkages between the queer movement and other movements such as the women's movement. Jaya has been actively engaged with issues related to Adolescence Education and Sexuality Education through research and advocacy. She has also been intensively involved in capacity building related to sexuality of community based NGOs who are working with poor women from marginalized communities, mostly in rural India, through workshops and educational material.
Ms Mehra is a lawyer based in Delhi. After completing her LLM course at the University of Warwick, U.K she returned to legal practise in the supreme court in areas of civil and writ jurisdiction. She has also been a national level legal trainer on issues of gender justice, women and development . In 1998 she was appointed as the Executive Director of Partners for law in development, which is involved in a national level project titled ‘Access to justice’ . The project aims at providing legal assistance to backward and poor sections in the country. She has also been actively involved in research project and publications such as “Exploring the boundaries between Law, Gender and social reforms” published in ‘Feminist Legal Studies’ Vol. Vi. No.1 (1998) by the University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. She was a steering committee member of the ‘Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development’ a regional organisation based in Thailand. She was the key resource person for conducting regional training’s on “Feminist Legal Theory and Practice” for lawyers, para legals and public prosecutors.
Gloria is a licensed Integrative Psychotherapist with a private practice. She works with children, adolescents, families and adults. Apart from individual client work, she facilitates workshops for schools, corporate institutions, spiritual and other leadership teams and non-government organisations in the areas of Parenting, Building Healing Communities, Child Sexual Abuse, Mentorship and the Art of Listening, Conflict Resolution, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence. Gloria runs support groups for parents of children with special needs. Her additional training has been in the fields of disability, spiritual direction and sandplay therapy.
Gloria is presently involved in professional training and supervision of counsellor teams.