Meenu Pandey

Program Officer - Asia & Pacific
New Delhi, India

Meenu Pandey

Meenu is a queer feminist from India with over 15 years of experience in feminist rights based intersectional work across movements. Meenu began her worklife coordinating a former LBT support group in Bombay, India grounding her in local queer organising. She was then involved in research and advocacy on public health response to sexual violence in India at CEHAT. At CREA, Meenu was involved in developing offline and online feminist leadership and capacity strengthening programmes with cross-regional disability, LGBTQI, sex worker and young women’s and human rights activists and organisations. She was also involved in building accessible knowledge and scholarship on gender, sexual and reproductive rights in Hindi. More recently, Meenu worked with Women’s Fund Asia managing a cross-thematic grant portfolio supporting women and trans rights organisations and networks in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Mongolia. She was also involved in developing collaborative spaces with grantee-partners and peer donors aimed at strengthening donor learning systems and responsiveness to the movements, while supporting movement actors to own their change trajectory. Her voluntary work has included English-Hindi translations for feminist community groups. Meenu is keen to find more and more tangible personal-political ways to live with interdependence/ connectedness, and hopes to learn all she can from bell hooks’ work on love. She is mommy to two cats and friends to many furry beings.