Urvashi Gandhi

Senior Advisor for Accountability to Women and Girls, SAMYA

Urvashi has been working in the development sector for 22 years on addressing issues of Child Rights, Refugee Rights and Women's Rights. During her 17 years with Breakthrough, she has built extensive experience in developing national and international program strategy and plans; implementing state, national and regional level program on women’s rights, prevention of gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health rights, adolescent empowerment, engaging men & boys for gender justice and HIV/AIDS. Urvashi has strong skills in developing issue based campaigns, curriculum, training programs and IEC materials for youth, women and community gatekeepers. She is an experienced trainer, has conducted many capacity building programs with various civil society organizations, government departments, youth, marginalised communities and corporate houses on integrating the issue of gender justice and violence against women in their current work. She represents Breakthrough as a board member on the MenEngage Global Alliance board and as a member of the Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change. She also is the focal person for Breakthrough in the Generation Equality Forum.