Mr. Shavez Waris
Shavez Waris holds a B. Tech in Information Technology from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University). He has been associated with Saajhi Duniya since 2014. He is an active member of the core team of Saajhi Duniya involved with the day-to-day activities of the organization. Several of his projects at Saajhi Duniya were affiliated with UNICEF dealing with issues such as Gender discrimination, Respectful maternity care, Education etc. He also studied social exclusion in planning and implementation of Swachh Bharat mission in 20 Village panchayats of Uttar Pradesh. He created gender sensitive materials for the training sessions with students. He developed support material for parents and adolescents addressing gender-based violence. Shavez also prepared booklets on various issues such as Child marriage, Child rights etc. He analyzed the textbooks for classes 9-12 affiliated with the Uttar Pradesh Education Board, ISC/ICSE and CBSE. The task was primarily focused on gender perspective, but issues related to superstition, casteism, communalism etc. were also examined. Shavez also serves as a technical support for the Saajhi Duniya organization. He maintains the organization’s website and updates it periodically. He supports men victims and helps pursue their cases of domestic issues.