Harish Sadani

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | India

2020 New Voices Fellow


Harish is among India’s leading gender rights activists. A social worker by training, he has been working tirelessly for over the past 26 years to educate men about improving women’s sexual and reproductive health. Harish co-founded MAVA – Men Against Violence and Abuse – in 1993 to prevent gender-based violence of women and to engage boys and men on healthy relationships, masculinity, and sexuality. He is a pioneering male advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, deeply aware of India’s persistent gender inequity and the responsibility of all citizens to change the narrative for future generations.