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Smruti Sudha Behera

At CREA, Smruti works closely with Director, Programs and Innovation on one of the community based programs ‘Meri Panchayat Meri Shakti’ and a network of women headed grassroot NGOs IBTIDA. She coordinates with partner grassroots NGOs in UP and Bihar and works with women leaders and elected women representative. She works for their capacity building around gender, feminism, patriarchy, power, Panchayati Raj Institutions so that they identify themselves as Feminist leaders and work towards accessing their rights and resources.

She is a post graduate in development studies. She has previously worked with organizations like PRADAN, PHRN, Save The Children and has largely worked with marginalized women collectives. Smruti has received and imparted multiple training on gender equality, power structures and hierarchy, patriarchy, domestic violence, engendering livelihood, rights and entitlements of women, leadership and psycho-social well-being of women.