Sohini has worked in the development sector for 30+ years with a focus on women and empowerment. She has been closely connected to the Women’s Movement in India and co-founded Sanhita Gender Resource Centre — the first of its kind in Eastern India in 1996. Before Breakthrough, she worked with Ashoka Innovators for the Public for 10 years to bring in more women entrepreneurs to the fellowship and on institution building for the organisation in South Asia. She also worked as the India strategy advisor for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network from 2010-2013. Sohini is a founding member of the Coalition for Good Schools – Voices from the South, a collection of leading practitioners and influencers committed to delivering access to a safe learning environment for children across the Global South Currently Sohini is the CEO of Breakthrough, an organisation focused on transforming gender norms and building the leadership of young people to prevent gender-based violence.
Mrs/Dr. Semjidmaa Choijil (PhD)
Executive Director, Psychological Responsiveness NGO, Mongolia
founder and Executive Director, Equal Asia Foundation
Representative Director, J-ALL (Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation)
Founder of #Nandenaino Project Co-chair of CIPATEC Deputy Representative of FIFTYS PROJECT
Advocacy Officer, JOICFP (Japanese Organization for International Organization in Family Planning)