Natty Inas Lopes

Sakhya, Mumbai

Natty has been in the social sector for the last 25 years. Her core work revolves around gender justice and health, and is connected with environmental movements. She has worked as a counselor and coordinated activities at the Anti-dowry and Women’s Guidance Cell in collaboration with the District Vigilance Commission, Government of Maharashtra. Through the Cell, she has facilitated counseling, legal aid, and shelter for women in distress. She has also conducted educational programs and increased access to justice for women and girls through community empowerment, advocacy, and networking. She also contributed to the training manual published by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Rise Up Cohort: India 2019