Soha Moitra, a graduate in Psychology from Delhi University and a post graduate in Social Work from the MS University, Vadodara, has experience of working in sectors ranging from – gender rights to child rights. Soha started her professional career with Nirantar, an NGO working for gender issues. There she worked extensively on women’s empowerment through literacy and educational programs in Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh. While working with Nirantar, Soha focused on training and monitoring and evaluation of the Sanjha Shiksha Kendra. Working with Nirantar triggered the realization that gendered socialization norms which start right from childhood need to be broken to bring about lasting change. This led to her interest in working in the realm of child rights. In I996 she joined CRY- Child Rights & You. Since then, in a span of over 20 years at CRY, Soha has spearheaded the initiative of child rights centered programming with NGO partners at grassroots level in states like Gujarat, West Bengal & Orissa. Within CRY, Soha also expanded the outreach by engaging with children in privileged schools. The objective of this programme was to sensitize them about child rights issues and enable them to take action for ensuring child rights. She has also been the prime mover in building the volunteer program at CRY- this involved strategizing volunteerism and the role of citizens in context of child rights for the organization.
She has also been a jury member for the ‘The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2014 & 2018, worldwide acclaimed youth recognition program. Additionally, is currently serving as an external resource person in The POSH committee of Expedia India.
Currently, Soha heads the Northern region as Director headquartered in Delhi and is part of the leadership team of CRY. This mandates her to be accountable for development & execution of CRY’s Mission, Vision & Strategy.