Men Stopping Violence is delighted that Eesha Pandit joined our team as the new Executive Director on May 7. She brings with her a decade of experience in activism in social justice and women’s rights advocacy to her new role at Men Stopping Violence.
“I am honored to be joining a wonderful team of staff, board of directors, volunteers and community partners, all who share MSV’s powerful vision of a world without violence against women. My life’s passion has been to achieve social, political and cultural equity for women and the most marginalized members of our society and I bring that commitment to MSV. The longstanding work of Men Stopping Violence is central and pivotal to eradicating violence in our communities and MSV’s team of educators, trainers and community members are the heart and core of the organization’s mission. I look forward to working with his vibrant community!”
Most recently Eesha worked as Women’s Rights Manager at Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture, and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for human rights. At Breakthrough Eesha worked on the Bell Bajao! (Ring the Bell!) Campaign that asks men and boys to take action, get involved and help end violence against women.
Previously, Eesha served as Director of Advocacy at Raising Women’s Voices (RWV). RWV is a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the new health reform law into action. At RWV, Eesha coordinated a national field network of 22 state-based regional coordinators working to include women’s health access in local, state and national policy efforts.
Working to create a dynamic network of new leadership within the women’s rights movement, Eesha worked as Associate Director of Programs at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College where she coordinated the organization’s New Leadership Networking Initiative and the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps.
She’s also worked with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Rights Program. Eesha currently serves on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds and is the Board’s Fundraising Chair. She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.