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PINKISHE AT A GLANCE

THE BEGINNING

Pinkishe Movement is a dream, an ever-growing dream, which first rippled in the eyes of a 16 year old schoolgirl, Khyati Gupta, when her teenage eyes noticed something which smote her tiny heart. One day, this chit of a girl was appalled when she saw bloodstains on her maid's daughter's dress. On inquiring, to her utter shock, she discovered that they cannot afford pads, hence they recycle discarded pieces of unhygienic cloth every month.

 

Heartbroken, Khyati undertook research on the subject on the internet and the study showed that the majority of females in rural India lack the awareness of menstrual hygiene and some even have no option but to resort to using material like cow dung, leaves, sand, etc. That was horrifying. This gave birth to Pinkishe Foundation.

The dream that rippled in the eyes of a tiny girl gradually started getting a firm footing, and slowly, with the robust support of many committed people, the contours of a solid movement became visible. Women kept joining hands and today Pinkishe is a community of over 1.5 Lakh women. It is run by common women who operate from their homes and do voluntary service.

 

Women in this foundation are common women who have pledged to make a difference in the lives of fellow women and girls. They operate from their homes and contribute their services voluntarily. There is not even a single person in Pinkishe who draws any salary or compensation in any other form.

 

The foundation aims at supporting women in living life with strength and dignity. The organization is a self-sustained one.  So far there has been no corporate or Government funding.

We, at Pinkishe Foundation, are hopeful of converting our dream of building a better world for females into reality.

 

All this because a small girl dared to dream big.

about us

Pinkishe Foundation is an ‘All-women’ Non-profit organization headquartered in Delhi-NCR.

 

Pinkishe has witnessed a growth from just 2 persons to an all-women community of 200,000+ women and 50+ branches across the length and breadth of India in just 18 months. Pinkishe is one of the fastest-growing women organizations in the country. 

 

We are a section 80G and 12A certified "Registered Trust" focused on the development, well-being, pride, and happiness of the Indian Women and Girl Child. Pinkishe is an ever-growing sorority with scores of common women joining hands every day. The women here come from all walks of life cutting across all socio-economic strata, religions, beliefs and feel confident by choosing to become a proud member of Pinkishe.

 

We are running multiple programs for the benefit of girls and women, the flagship of them being PadBank, under which we work on spreading Menstrual Hygiene awareness and distributing free reusable sanitary pads to slums and rural areas.

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Shalini Gupta

National Secretary General

WOMEN IN INDIA HAVE BEEN RISING!

Some more, some less! Some faster, some slower!

The positive change in the status of women

is visible. They already stand on the threshold of self-assertion demanding rightfully the parity that has eluded their grasp for long enough.

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Vision and mission

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     Pinkishe foundation works with civil society and local communities through health, education, awareness, and livelihood programs to improve, strengthen, and empower the lives of women and girls.  

                

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     Pinkishe foundation works with civil society and local communities through health, education, awareness, and livelihood programs to improve, strengthen, and empower the lives of women and girls.  

                  

adopted communities 

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A CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVE

Pinkishe is a Civil Society Initiative. All our workers including the trustees and the management team are volunteers. We do not have any salaried employees

Pinkishe is an endeavor to motivate the members of the general public to contribute their efforts towards the larger social cause. We work on the belief that every human being is basically good-hearted, socially conscious, and carries positive energy. A collaboration of small efforts by a large population can bring about large and sustainable changes without taxing the existing systems. Pinkishe has been quite successful so far in this belief and the sheer quantum of work we are doing is a self-testimony of the same. 

Therefore, Pinkishe does not look up to the government for granting us funds. Our policy is to augment the efforts of the government by contributing our services to the nation rather than drawing on government resources. 

We generate our funds by taking small contributions from civil society and other institutions. Through our 'Kaagaz Ke Pad' program, we take contributions from the civil society by collecting their old newspapers and other waste and generate money from it. We also accept willful donations. We are also looking at launching programs that can generate income for the women while generating some funds for our social program too. We look up to and call upon the corporate sector of India to help create such opportunities.

We are also a completely non-political organization with no-affiliations with any political party or bodies. We work with and take help from anybody who is willing and supportive of the women's cause.

We believe in only positive contributions to society. So we prefer to keep away from the controversial issues. We remain supportive of and respect the contributions of various activists and organizations who raise fight against anything that is unjust to women. But, while we might have strong supportive opinions of many such issues of importance, we as an organization avoid public activism of controversial nature, unless absolutely necessary, and remain focussed on bringing change through our good work on the ground. We believe different entities of society choose different ways and means to bring about change. We stick to the role that we have chosen for ourselves.

We are a highly compliant organization when it comes to the rules and laws of the land. We do our best to follow the laid out systems. We try to maintain the highest level of transparency especially when it comes to money management. We are in the process of developing a mobile application that will enable our donors to see realtime how their money is being deployed.

Board of Trustees & MANAGEMENT TEAM

Arun Gupta

President

9818004713 | chair@pinkishe.org

shalini Gupta

secretary general

vandana Gupta

treasurer

ADVISORY BOARD

PRACTICE HEADS

ANINDITA CHUDHARY

Leader - PADBANK

AASTHA KATARE

Leader - Pune Branch

SWATI SINGHAL

Director, Swara

RUCHI JAIN

 DIRECTOR OF PINKTALK

PROJECT HEADS

FUNCTIONAL HEADS

INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS

KEY FUNCTIONARIES

ANINDITA CHAUDHARY

Leader - PADBANK

deepali tanwar

Leader- brand connect

AASTHA KATARA

Leader - Pune Branch

8975924584

Meenakshi Rana

Leader - Meerut Branch

8979638945

EKTA KAPOOR

Leader- SOCIAL MEDIA

9999564172 | ekapoor91@gmail.com

BARKHA SAH

Leader - HYDERABAD Branch

9711561040

CHARU wadhwa

Leader- sonipat branch

8168294510

AVANI TRIPATHI

LeADER - CREATIVES

RAJRANI SHARMA

CO-Leader - Meerut Branch

9837028119

papiya Chatterjee

co-LEADER - social media

9993002226

neha sharmawa

Co Leader - Creatives

8750370797

mansi jalan

leader - pink talk

8146881002

ANINDITA CHAUDHARY

Anindita Chaudhary is associated with Pinkishe since 2017. Currently, she is looking after the Padbank Program.

She is an educator and a social worker. She has served many reputed institutions such as Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology ( Majitar, Sikkim ) , Faculty of Higher Secondary School (Amingaon , Guwahati) , Happy Child High School (Guwahati , Assam) as a successful faculty of English & communicaton skills.

She has published a few reference books in English for high school level syllabi of Assam Secondary Board of Education. She has also been associated with British council.

Leader - PADBANK