Our Supporters

Board of Trustees

The highest decision-making body at Solidarity Foundation, it outlines guiding policies and gives directions to the functioning of the Foundation, but is not involved in decisions to allocate grants and day-to-day activities.

  • Rosemary Viswanath: Organisational Expert, Director of Equations and Learning Network, Managing Trustee of Group Relations India
  • Shubha Chacko: Human Rights Activist, founding trustee of Aneka, founder of Sangama
  • Gagan Sethi: Managing Trustee of Jan Vikas
  • MJ Joseph: South India Operations Director of Praxis, Social Work Researcher and Practitioner
  • Tina Vinod: Operations Lead, Social Impact Program, ThoughtWorks
  • Vahida Nainar
  • Akhil Kang

Advisory Group

We have a bunch of wise people supporting us as we navigate these exciting and at times challenging waters. They have generously agreed to hold our hands and help us steer through this new terrain. They form our advisory group. They have moral power over the Foundation. They provide practical support to Solidarity Foundation, show us possible opportunities as well as point us to new directions we could move in. The group also gives us feedback and contribute to our future plans. They are a sounding board and serve as public advocates of Solidarity Foundation.

  • Svati Shah - Assistant Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Ashwini Sukthankar – Lawyer, Author, Currently works at North American trade Union, UNITE HERE in International Affairs
  • Devaki Jain – Feminist economist, writer, Padma Bhushan Awardee
  • Jael Silliman

Expert Committee on Livelihood Project

  • Ritesh Rajani: Diversity Engagement Partner, Asia Pacific, IBM Human Resources
  • Madhumitha Venkataraman: Diversity and Inclusion evangelist
  • Kiran Devaiah: APAC HR - Compliance and Governance, Xerox Business Services India LLP

Friends Of SF

With a lot of help from our friends!

Friends of the Foundation are individuals committed to the issues of gender and sexual minorities and sex workers. They are a varied lot who have a common interest in the issues that we work with, and in taking part in the various activities organised by the Foundation. Our friends are integral to our work; they offer support and contribute in various ways to our growth. A friend promotes and champions the Foundation and the interests of the communities we work with. Be a friend and you can engage with these issues in more dynamic ways.

  • Veena Kulkarni: Teacher, entrepreneur at Road to Utopia