Founder-Director, SANJOG India, Founding Partner, ChangeMantras Consulting Firm
Uma Chatterjee is a passionate and skilled clinical psychologist, psychosocial trainer and researcher engaged in planning, designing and implementing innovative programmes with children, youth and adults. Her interest and experience lies in developing and implementing diverse training tools and capacity building workshops, facilitating trauma support groups /working on sexual abuse/harassment issues and research in the area of child and adolescent psychology with a focus on healing, empowerment, leadership and justice for victims of trafficking, sexual violence and exploitation.
For the last 15 years, as a co-founder and executive director of a technical resource NGO called SANJOG, her work has included in-depth exploration of the psychosocial struggles of survivors of sex trafficking and violence, designing responsive recovery & rehabilitation programmes in partnership with other organizations, Government & civil Society, and creating training manuals & directing evidence-based researches.
Uma’s journey has been one of finding herself, discovering her space and negotiating with social structures and rules to build inclusive spaces for children, women and men. She believes that the response to violence does not lie in revenge and retribution – but in justice that encompasses healing through listening, negotiation and assertion, and even disruption, and enabling individuals and systems to evolve. Currently, Uma is co-authoring a book on Sexuality, Power and Violence in Workplaces with Sage Publications.