Secretariat & Campaign Advisory Group


The campaign is managed by the secretariat with guidance from the Campaign Advisory Group. Currently Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India is hosting the secretariat for Pratigya Campaign.

Campaign Advisory Group

The Campaign Advisory Group (CAG) made-up of individuals who are interested and committed to the campaign goals and objectives has been constituted. The CAG will assess the campaign needs and interests and the external environment; and help prioritize the campaign issues, advise, guide and review the campaign activities.

The CAG members of the Phase III of the Campaign are:-

Anjali Nayyar

Executive Vice President, Global Health Strategies

Anjali Nayyar has more than 20 years of experience in global health issues. Her expertise lies in developing integrated advocacy and communications strategies aimed at impacting health policy and practice. She oversees the organisation’s programmes in emerging markets in Asia and Africa working through four offices and independent consultants. Prior to joining GHS, she served as Country Director for Program for Appropriate Technology on Health (PATH) in India. Preceding PATH, she worked with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) for six years, where she served initially as India Country Director and then as Vice President for Country and Regional Programmes in New York. As Vice President, she led field operations and non-research and development programs in India, Brazil, South Africa, China, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Anjali has also worked with the Population Council Regional Office, South and East Asia, as a Communications Specialist and Project Director.  She is a member of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Public Health, the Expert Group on Tuberculosis set up by a Forum called Global Coalition Against TB; Immunization Expert Group, National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Anubha Rastogi

Independent Lawyer

Anubha Rastogi is a lawyer practicing in Mumbai courts. She has 15 years’ experience in providing survivors of human rights violations access to justice with special focus on women’s rights. Her body of work includes a combination of litigation: civil, criminal and constitutional; advocacy: domestic, regional and international; research, capacity building, law and policy making. She has examined women’s rights generally and has also dealt with issues closely like reproductive rights of women, sexual harassment at the workplace, trafficking in persons, communal violence, caste based atrocities and the like. She is an independent legal practitioner who holds keen interest in the legal developments around sexual and reproductive health and rights of women. She is also a Special Prosecutor for the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Dr. Jaydeep Tank

Deputy Secretary General, FOGSI

Dr. Tank is the Secretary General of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and Chair, International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO) Working Group for safe abortion. He is an obstetrician, gynaecologist and an IVF consultant at Ashwini Maternity and Surgical Hospital and Jupiter hospital Fertility and IVF Clinic, Mumbai, India. He currently serves as the Deputy Secretary-General at Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG). He served as Chairman MTP committee (FOGSI) from 2004 – 09. He is a member of the board of Ipas Development Foundation and serves as a President, Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (MOGS).

Dr. Kalpana Apte

Secretary General, FPA India

Dr. Kalpana Apte, Secretary General, FPA India has been working for last 25 years as a development professional in Public Health, particularly Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights and Family Planning in India. Areas of experience include planning and implementing clinical and community based intervention that deliver health, particularly sexual & reproductive health services, address stigma and discrimination around abortions, HIV AIDS, Sexual orientation and also intervention aimed at Gender equity and equality including strategies to mitigate Gender Based Violence. A passionate advocate of family planning in a rights based perspective, her work enables her to learn from communities and taking their voices and needs to donors and the governments, helping the programmes and policies to become relevant to people’s needs.

Ms. Prabhaleen Tuteja

Director of Programmes

Prabhleen is a feminist development professional and activist, with more than eight years’ experience with grassroots feminist organisation and advocacy research spaces. Her work involves training, research, policy advocacy and program management, with a focus on working on youth based programs at community and at institutional levels. 

She received her Master’s degree in Social Work, and her undergraduate degree in History, from the University of Delhi. She has worked as a trainer for diverse groups and has been involved in creating advocacy material, youth toolkit, guidebooks and standard protocols for practitioners and policy makers on issues ranging from safe public places, gender based violence and girls’ economic empowerment. She is a member of the Global UNiTE Youth Network and played a key role in designing, pilot testing and regional training of the toolkit developed for young practitioners on gender based violence. She is worked closely in partnership management, donor interface, quality assurance and overall issue based network and advocacy.

Ms. Rupsa Mallik

Director, Programmes and Innovation, CREA

Rupsa Mallik is Director, Programs and Innovation at CREA. She is responsible for developing and implementing CREA’s strategic initiatives and programmes in India and South Asia region, and at the global level. Over a decade and a half, Rupsa has been engaged in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equity and justice in various capacities. This includes grant-making with the National Foundation for India; legislative and policy advocacy with the Centre for Health and Gender Equity in the US; and strengthening sexual and reproductive health, including abortion service delivery, in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan at the South Asia Regional Office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Rupsa holds a Masters degree in Women and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Mr. Vinoj Manning

CEO, Ipas Development Foundation

Vinoj heads up a multi-disciplinary team of more than 200 staff based in 12 offices around the country. He oversees IDF’s efforts to improve the environment for safe abortion and increase access to comprehensive contraceptive care in the country. Vinoj, who has more than three decades of marketing and programme management experience, is particularly interested in strengthening the capacity of health systems to provide high quality abortion and contraceptive care and improving the evidence base for the provision of safe abortion care. Before coming to Ipas in 2002, Vinoj worked with a variety of organisations, including the Swiss Development Cooperation, PATH and the National Dairy Development Board. He has a post-graduate diploma in rural management and a MBA Plus leadership certificate from the School of Business, Portland State University.

VS Chandrashekar


VS Chandrashekar has spent over three decades steeped in the reproductive health field in India, bringing with him an array of expertise in family planning, maternal health, safe abortion and HIV/AIDS. Beginning with social marketing, he has managed large service delivery, technical assistance, capacity building and behavior change communication programmes at state and national levels. He has worked with cooperatives, national and international NGOs and the private sector. Prior to FRHSI, he has served as the Country Advisor – India, Population and Reproductive Health Programme, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Country Programme Director- Population Services International; Country Director – Ipas; Resident Advisor- Center for Communication Programmes, Johns Hopkins University and TTK Healthcare. Prior to joining the reproductive health sector, Chandra was involved in the dairy cooperative movement in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (Gujarat, India) as well as a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Mysore

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