Janani Viswanathan is from Sunnyvale, California. She currently works as an Environmental safety professional. She enjoys singing and learning new crafts.
While she was on a break from work a couple of years ago, lead working with lots of women around which resulted her becoming the co-creator of Project #NoMoreNirbhaya in Chennai, India. This initiative aims to create safer public spaces for women.
Their team teaches free self-defence sessions for school and college girls. They’ve also conducted gender sensitivity training for bus drivers and conductors and safety audits to rate which parts of the city as safe or unsafe.
She also works as a Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line- helping people in crisis over text and is an active domestic violence advocate at a South Asian organization based in Bay Area and a certified California Domestic Violence Survivor Counselor. She hopes more people will be encouraged to support organizations that are taking action to make India a safer place for all.