Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA)
Preventing Violence
Estd: 1993
Used for Beneficiaries: 96%
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. Harish Sadani / +91 9870307748 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201420152016
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources0666,6801,640,101
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)616,5321,033,4602,228,903
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities526,076328,472661,645
Programme Staff Cost73,800407,8091,168,088
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses599,876736,2811,829,733
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses26,74694,14165,350
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)628,533832,1421,896,631
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-12,001201,318332,272
Balance Sheet201420152016
Fixed Assets17,20215,48213,934
Current Assets (excl. Cash)5,4791,3291,329
Cash/Bank 90,571256,371668,901
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets207,646417,576831,845
Corpus / Share Capital80,90580,90580,905
General Funds82,752284,070560,342
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities13,98952,601190,598
Total Liabilities207,646417,576831,845
Other Details201420152016
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 2016

Financial Note : 1) In FY15 & FY16, 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, honorariums, etc.

NGO Profile :
Mumbai-based, Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) is India's first voluntary organisation run by men. 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 main activities are:

  • Gender Sensitisation Programs: MAVA conducts gender sensitisation and capacity-building workshop sessions in colleges/universities, and for government and voluntary organisations. MAVA also conducts residential programs for student-leaders to advocate against gender discrimination and sexual harassment of girls in public places amongst students in Mumbai.
  • Project ‘Yuva Tarang’: As part of the project,  2-day Workshops on Gender-Sensitization are organized and a Residential Camp of 4-days are held for male students. These camps are arranged to develop an in depth perspective on gender among the potential student leaders with whom they would have long-term interventions.
  • Annual Magazine Project: MAVA’s annual magazine in Marathi, ‘PurushSpandana’ (meaning men’s expressions), contains short stories, interviews, articles, etc. on sentiments of men. This magazine attempts to provide a platform exclusively for men of varied age-groups and backgrounds, to spontaneously express their innermost thoughts and various gender-related contemporary issues. The 2015 issue received the ‘Best Magazine’ Prize from a literary body.
  • Umang Project: MAVA’s pilot project called ‘Umang’ works 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. A 3-day summer camp was held at YMCA Campsite, Lonavala for boys from 3 disadvantaged communities of Mumbai.
  • Special Awareness Campaigns: On the occasion of Global Protest Fortnight on Violence Against Women, MAVA ran a 16-day mass campaign advocating against gender-discrimination and sexual harassment of girls/women among the youth. 30 shows of a street-play on the theme Redefining Masculinity titled ‘Mardangi’ in Hindi was performed for hospitals, community centers, railway stations, Kalaghoda festival and FICCI Film Festival.