Dheeraj K., Raipur, Chattisgarh

Gender, Sexuality and Domestic Violence

52 PARINDEY FELLOWSHIP
2022-2023

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Dheeraj K. is an energetic social worker who hails from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He was born in a small village Baikoni in the Baloda Bazar district of Chhattisgarh and completed his primary education in a nearby town. From childhood, he was interested in social events. And during his schooling, Dheeraj got involved in social work. Since then, he has been working by joining different institutions. He has experience in working with women and youth at the community level and in organisation management. He also lived partly in Sukma, one of the worst Naxal-affected districts of Chhattisgarh and worked with tribal children there. Currently working in Chhattisgarh, he is strengthening his understanding on gender and sexuality and is associated with the YuMetta Foundation.

 

He believes in equality and equality. He considers herself a feminist activist. He has a special interest in domestic violence, gender and the LGBTQIA+ community. He has studied Bachelors in Social Work and Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. 

 

He loves to travel, make new friends, and listen to people. He is also fond of reading and listening to poems and poetry. He envisions a society which is free from violence, where no one is bigger or smaller than anyone, and equality and equality flourished among all.

Dheeraj wants to work on the issue of gender in social change. He has been a victim of this issue himself. He also sees the gender issue prevalent in the geographical environment he lives in. For this, as part of the 52 Parindey Fellowship he will be learning and building his understanding around it.