Nirmal Initiative: A Glimpse
Nirmal Initiative is a Vrindavan-based non-profit organization working to address sexual violence against children since 2015.
Adhering to the statement, “It takes a village to raise a child”, Nirmal Initiative emphasizes that it takes an entire village/community to raise children in an atmosphere free of Sexual Violence.
Thus, we engage with a village/community at a time; and while we work with the teachers and children in their respective schools to inform, sensitize and equip them to ensure primary prevention of sexual abuse, we also engage on the issues of Sexual Violence with the families during home visits and organize creative awareness drive on the issue at the community level.
Employing a community-based approach to address sexual violence against children, we take little yet lasting steps to move from the culture of silence, stigma, and suffering to a culture of safety, compassion, and trust.
Our Team and Support
Being one in heart and mind to address sexual violence against children, our team comprises of some of the diverse people having an expertise in philosophy and sociology of violence, education, and social work; supported by a dedicated, sensitive, and informed group of volunteers working across various cities of India.
Founder and Managing Director
Shweta has engaged in numerous community-level projects over the years and has explored the philosophy of inter-personal violence and its relation to caste at length. With a heart and mind committed to address Sexual Violence in the most organic manner, she founded Nirmal Initiative, and continue to nurture it with immense love and care.
An IIT Bombay post-graduate in Design Engineering, Ankita worked for 7 years in a Cumins India, and her deep interest in addressing Sexual Violence made her join Nirmal Initiative Trust. At present, Ankita takes care of the operational and logistics responsibilities at
Dr Ruchi Sachan
Assistant Professor at department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. Her interest are social and Political Geography; Climate Justice, Migration Environment and Security. She is also a Resource Person for Mobius Foundation, Delhi, India.
Content and Curriculum Developer ( Volunteer)
Denotified Nomadic Community Welfare
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Child Protection
Teaching Fellow Denotified Nomadic Community Welfare
Dr Ambedkar Child Protection Teacher Training