JAGORI (meaning “awaken woman) was founded in 1984 by -Abha Bhaiya, Kamla Bhasin, Runu Chakravarty, Gauri Choudhury, Sheba Chhacchi, Manjari Dingwaney and Joginder Panghaal with the aim of having a creative space for women to express themselves, and spreading feminist ideology to a wider constituency of women especially in small towns and rural areas.
The General Body
The JAGORI General Body comprises of Abha Bhaiya, Jaya Shrivastava, Joginder Panghaal, Kalpana Viswanath, Kamla Bhasin, Manjari Dingwaney, Manjima Bhattacharya, Martin Macwan, Nandita Gandhi, Pamela Phillipose, Suneeta Dhar and Vrinda Grover. The GB meets once a year.
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is elected by the General Body and meets three times a year.
Chairperson: Jaya Shrivastava
Treasurer: Manjari Dingwaney
Secretary: Kalpana Viswanath
Members: Manjima Bhattacharya, Nandita Gandhi, Martin Macwan and Pamela Philipose
The JAGORI Office Team
Ashley, Bhim Singh, Chaitali, Dhiviya, Dhruv, Geetha, Heerawati, Kailash, Kamla, Krati, Laxmi, Laxmi, Loghna, Madhu Bala, Mahabir, Nastasia, Neetu, Nidhi, Norathy, Poonam, Praveena, Preeti, R K Sharda, Rinky, Ruchie, Sabina (Juhi), Sabra, Sachin, Sandeep, Sarita, Shruti, Suneeta, Sunita Rani, Sunita Thakur
Besides this JAGORI is lucky to have a large network of friends, volunteers and past members who link up in many ways with our work from wherever they are today in the world.