Mr. Anand Pawar is the Executive Director of SAMYAK, an NGO based in Pune, India. He is a male gender trainer and an activist involved with women’s and men’s groups working towards gender equality and a violence-free society. He is also an active member of the South Asian Network to Address Masculinities (SANAM) and one of the Asia Board members of the Women’s Peace Maker Programme (WPP). Having travelled extensively international borders, he has served as a consultant to many INGOs and developmental agencies including several UN agencies. Development of communication materials on gender, men and masculinities is his specific area of interest. Mr. Pawar is involved in conceptualising and contextualising gender trainings with different groups and plays a key role in engaging with other social justice movements to locate issues of men and masculinities within movements. He was also associated with various qualitative research initiatives, exploring issues around gender, men and masculinities in India.