Eesha Pandit is a Houston-based writer, activist and freelance consultant who believes in social justice movements, the power of intersectionality, feminism, sisterhood and the power of collective action.
Her writing can be found at Crunk Feminist Collective, Feministing, Salon, The Nation, RH Reality Check, Feministe and In These Times. She has also appeared on numerous TV news outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC and Grit TV with Laura Flanders.
Eesha is currently serving as a Movement Maker Fellow with the Move to End Violence (MEV) Program of the NoVo Foundation. The prestigious MEV fellowship brings together 20 national leaders to make connections across organizations, issues and perspectives in the service of a stronger movement to end violence in our communities.
Eesha most recently worked as Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, a social change organization dedicated to ending men’s violence against women. She’s also served as Women’s Rights Manager at Breakthrough, a global human rights organization. At Breakthrough, Eesha worked on the Bell Bajao! (Ring the Bell!) Campaign that asks men and boys to take action, get involved, and help end violence against women. Previously, Eesha served as Director of Advocacy at Raising Women’s Voices (RWV). RWV is a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the new health reform law into action. At RWV, Eesha coordinated a national field network of 22 state-based regional coordinators working to include women’s health access in local, state and national policy efforts. Eesha has also served as Associate Director of Programs at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College, where she coordinated the organization’s New Leadership Networking Initiative and the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps. She’s worked with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Rights Program. Eesha currently serves on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds. She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.
With Roe Under Threat, We Can Learn From the “Janes” of the 1960s Underground Abortion Network
46 years after the Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade could actually be repealed. But rather than despair, abortion advocates should learn from a long, radical history of community organizing and mutual aid. MORE
Views · January 22, 2019
Hurricane Relief, in the Spirit of Ella Baker
These volunteers are rebuilding northeast Houston, with a dose of transformative justice. MORE
Act Locally · October 11, 2017
Abortion’s Underground Railroad
As state laws restrict abortion access, volunteers are stepping up to help women clear the hurdles. MORE
Act Locally · June 4, 2014