(Guwahati) “I am a development worker. I have been working for the last nine years. I was born and brought up in Tezpur. My baby is one year old and has been coming to my office with me since he was four months. I work in a women friendly organization and everyone at my workplace has been very supportive. One can manage critical situations working with a wonderful lot of people. 

One stereotype I encounter frequently in my line of work is that most people view the NGO sector as being mostly for women. It is perceived that issues pertaining to violence against women are only the domain of women’s organisation. But I believe that women’s rights should be seen as a cross-cutting theme on any issue that we work on, be it, civil, political, social, cultural or economic rights.”