• Phone
  • +91-9870 3077 48
  • Email
  • mavamumbai@gmail.com
  • Location
  • Dadar (West), Mumbai

Milestones and Recognition

  • To date, reached out to over 50,000 men and women facing gender-related problems, Successful in handling over 600 individual cases
  • Taken specific stands for disadvantaged women and men by addressing contemporary gender-based issues from time to time These include :
    i) Raising awareness about the acid attack on a 19-year old Dipti Khanna and mobilising monies for her plastic surgeries
    ii) Support to the struggle for justice by a lecturer at Marathi Department, SNDT Women’s University molested by her Department Head
    iii) Mobilising signature campaigns involving men and support meetings in aid of social activist Bhanwari Devi, Rajasthan - who was gang-raped and the 5 accused were acquitted
    iv) Massive Campaigns on Domestic Violence and Cruelty meted to girls and women out of jilted love
    v) Falsifying the claims made by Purush Hakka Saurankshan Samiti that women in large numbers are misusing Sec. 498 A of IPC to harass innocent men
    vi) Creating awareness about mute spectatorship by the public in wake of rape of a minor girl in a suburban local train
  • Purush Spandana (meaning Male Vibrations), the annual Diwali magazine in Marathi language brought out by MAVA, making waves. The Magazine uses all forms of expressions (exclusively by men) - short stories, first-person accounts, interviews, graphics, plays, poems, analytical articles, group discussions, micro-studies and interviews. Subjects cover a vast canvas of contemporary issues ranging from sexuality, relationships, socialization, violence against women in diverse forms like sex-selective abortions and murders of young girls by rejected men. ‘Breaking the Moulds’, a book in English on men’s expressions released in 2007 by MAVA is being reviewed by various newspapers and magazines as ‘path-breaking’, ‘India’s pioneering exploration of masculinities’
  • MAVA approached by various organizations across India – Colleges, Schools, Corporate Houses, NGOs for conducting trainings and workshop on gender sensitivity and anti-sexual harassment at workplace
  • 700 plus Youth Mentors from 9 districts of Maharashtra have reached out to over 4,00,000 peers and young men using out-of-the box methods spreading messages on women’s rights to dignity and safety
  • MAVA started a new initiative called Maanush (meaning ‘Being Humane’) in September 2020. In collaboration with 3 organizations Bodhana Trust in Assam, ANANDI - Area Networking and Development Initiatives, Gujarat and Jain University in Bangalore, Karnataka, MAVA will be intensely sensitizing and mentoring select young men on gender, toxic masculinity and sexuality matters, in coming 3 years.