Sharvari Surve

Domestic Violence Team Co-Lead

Medical Student
Mumbai, India

Background

Sharvari is a final year medical student from D. Y Patil School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, India. She is associated and is a part of many organizations like IFMSA. She has also been a class topper at her college.

Sharvari is above all passionate about learning and she loves teaching herself new things. She loves having discussions about difficult topics and hearing different points of view. She is keen on topics like gender equality, sexual health and reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ rights.

Mental Health is also a huge area of focus for Sharvari, as most issues in this world, by her belief, stem from here (or rather lack of it).

Sharvari is a Local Officer(2020-21) of the NMO, MSAI. She has organized many events and webinars relating to menstrual health, body positivity, doctor-patient confidentiality, and mental health in the Pandemic.

To her friends and family, Sharvari is determined, outspoken and meticulous. She loves stationary, organizing and reading. Her favorite smell is that of new books, which is why it works out that she is in Medical School.

 

Motivation

Sharvari has never turned away from learning opportunities. When the opportunity arose to Co- Lead the Domestic Violence Subdivision, she was eager to take this challenge up.

She believes in empowering those without power and this platform allows her to do the same.

Domestic Violence has been a prevailing evil in many societies that has festered over time. Hearing about these stories during the pandemic while researching for a Mental Health workshop, she was motivated to make a change, or at least bring light to this issue.

Not completely educated on this topic herself, she thinks leading this team would be highly educational and is proud to be a part of this team. Needless to say this has become a new passion project for her.

Goals

Sharvari’s personal motto is – Communication is Underrated. She believes that we, as a society, should be having less debates and more conversations, and she strives to live through example. Outward change is not possible without change within. Her goal is to build on the accomplishments of her team and help the victims and potential victims of Domestic Abuse truly achieve financial, social, and emotional independence.