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Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA)
Preventing Violence
Estd: 1993
Used for Beneficiaries: 88%
Address : 705, Parishram Building, 7th Floor, Bhandar Lane, Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim, Near Matunga Road Station West, Mumbai 400016. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 22 24360631
Donor Contact : Mr. Harsh Sadani / +91 9870307748 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources70,0000666,680
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)348,555616,5321,033,460
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities298,941526,076328,472
Programme Staff Cost73,90073,800407,809
Travel Expenses2,66100
Direct Programme Expenses375,502599,876736,281
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses79,04126,74694,141
Other Expenses/Transfer2,93400
Total Expenditure (B)459,601628,533832,142
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-111,046-12,001201,318
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets19,11317,20215,482
Current Assets (excl. Cash)4,4395,4791,329
Cash/Bank 52,33890,571256,371
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets218,659207,646417,576
Corpus / Share Capital80,90580,90580,905
General Funds94,75482,752284,070
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities13,00013,98952,601
Total Liabilities218,659207,646417,576
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Vinod V. Mandke
Bankers : The Saraswat Cooperative Bank Ltd

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Harish Sadani, Hon. Secretary Dr. Ravindra R. Pandharinath, Hon. Pres.
Mr. Sanjeev Chandorkar, Hon. Treasurer Mr. Swapan Purkayastha, Hon. Vice Pres.
Mr. Dinesh More, Hon. Joint Secretary Ms. Vijaya Chauhan, Member
Dr. Chaitra Redkar, Member Mr. Mahesh Kamble, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) In FY15, Grants has been taken as income from Institutional Sources since details of the same are not available. 2) Sales/Fees include income from advertisement in annual magazine, sale of magazine, subscriptions, etc.

NGO Profile :
Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA) promotes women's empowerment and gender equality by engaging and mentoring young men to stop and prevent gender-based violence against women. MAVA primarily engages young men in schools, colleges, and targeted communities in conversations around sexual health, relationships, and preventing violence against women through leadership-driven training. MAVAs objective is to promote positive models of masculinity that empowers men and women to improve their quality of life.

Their projects include:

  • Annual Magazine Project: MAVA’s annual magazine in Marathi, ‘PurushSpandana’ (meaning men’s expressions), contains short stories, interviews, articles, etc. on sentiments of men. The writers hail from varied professions. This magazine is the first systematic effort by men to publish articles on issues concerning men and women. Attempting to provide a platform exclusively for men of varied age-groups and backgrounds, to spontaneously express their innermost thoughts on their personal lives and various gender-related contemporary issues, the magazine provides fresh insights in understanding men's attitudes. The 2014 issue received the ‘Best Magazine’ Prize from a public library and a literary body.
  • Umang Project: MAVA started a pilot project called ‘Umang’ to work with adolescent boys between 13-17 years of age, on issues related to gender bias and sexuality. Supported by the US Consulate-Mumbai, weekly gender sensitization sessions are held with select boys. For implementation of the project, MAVA has been collaborating and partnering with local grassroots organizations in different communities. Apart from the weekly sessions, residential camps and workshops are also organized.
  • Special Awareness Campaigns: On the occasion of Global Protest Fortnight on Violence Against Women, MAVA ran a 16-days mass campaign in December 2014, advocating against gender-discrimination and sexual harassment of girls/women among the youth. Also, MAVA organises street plays and massive public rallies.
  • Gender Sensitisation Programmes: MAVA conducts gender sensitisation and capacity-building workshop sessions in colleges/universities, and for government and voluntary organisations. MAVA also conducts residential programmes for student-leaders to advocate against gender discrimination and sexual harassment of girls in public places amongst students in Mumbai. 
  • Yuva Maitri:  This is a telephonic helpline initiative to offer guidance to distressed youths on problems and anxieties faced on matters of sexuality, violence, etc.