Where else she has worked
Along with a team of women, Madhavi founded an organization called Vanangana which works on issues of violence against women and organizes marginalized, Dalit women to assert their rights. In 2008, she moved to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and set up a shop that sells handicrafts. The shop called Sanatkada also functions as a café, a book club and a film club. It is something of a cultural hub in the city.
Other work on gender and institutional change
In her work focusing on Uttar Pradesh, Madhavi has supported numerous women-led, grassroots-level CBOs to emerge as transparent, vibrant organisations that are sensitive to a feminist perspective. Internationally, she has worked on building perspectives about violence against women with groups in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
Dreams & Passions
“To expand my shop from one to many across the state of Uttar Pradesh. On the side, a secret dream is to restore the city of Lucknow to its old reputation as a cultural capital!”