About Us

Why PENN ?

After the country saw a series of heinous crimes against women towards the end of 2019, a group of Socially Conscious Persons of Chennai from diverse backgrounds decided to launch a Movement that has a proactive approach towards Sexual Crimes against Women, Children & to ensure Women Empowerment.


To create a safe environment for women around us through a proactive & 360 degree approach towards preventing crimes against Women & Child


To mobilise stake holders to take efforts at multiple levels Individual level - educating women on crime preventive aspects. Community level - encouraging people in commercial establishments, apartments and corporate to follow practices that supports women safety. Governance level - seeking support from government departments to create safe public spaces. Judiciary level - judicial implementation and law enforcement

PENN - Protect our Women
PENN - Protect our children from abuse

Our Plans

PENN Programs

Educational Seminars

Programs across Educational Institutions to create confidence through gender sensitisation, Self Defence & Counselling ( e.g., prevention and identificaiton of abuse)


Self defence workshops for women & children to prevent & also react in vulnerable situations.

Stage Play

Communication of Women Empowerment & Collaboration through “Velu Nachiyar” stage play


Appeal to public through Celebrity Voices on Gender sensitisation

Public Engagement

Engagement with Stakeholders( eg., Political , Legal, Police & Administrators ) for improving conviction rates, which will deter offenders


Build respect for Women through multiple media forms & tools of communication

Journey So far

Launch – Feb ‘2020
PENN LOGO, Top NGO in Chennai
Feb - 2020
Velu Nachiyar
March - 2020
Self defence workshops – QMC, Chennai
March - 2020
Workshop on Krav Maga – Tirupur Exporters Association – Workers
Oct 11 to Nov 25
Online 45 day “ Crusade “ campaign


Feb/ May’21/Oct’21

Series Webinars / Seminars with panellists ( eg., Police/ Legal/ Psychlogists/ ) to address identification & redressing CSA/ Victims -


Workshops with Legal team for vulnerable communities

Feb/ Mar’21

Engagement at Political/ Administrative level

July – Nov’21

Self defence Online Capsules / workshops – Monthly
Engagement with Educational Institutions

Mar’21 to Nov’21
Community Engagement


1. Bring together students in a common cultural activity, which will be more attractive than just a self-defence training
2. Train the woman in self-defence as part of the play and encourage other students to take up training and identify Instructors for the future
3. Follow this up to provide Free or subsidised safety training to the students
4. Use the stage play ‘Velu Nachiyar’ to mobilise funds for various outreach programs to colleges, schools and communities.

How you can play a crucial role in woman safety initiatives of PENN –
• SUPPORT PENN by Corporate Sponsorships, CSR activities & Donations
• TALK TO PENN on introducing Woman and Child Safety Programs & Gender sensitization workshops
• ORGANIZE THROUGH PENN counselling sessions for Women, Kids and Men at communities
• SHARE WITH PENN your innovative ideas and suggestions to enhance safety and reduce crimes

Call PENN now – 92824 01503 Email – help@penn.org.in

Registered Office – 116/71, Apparswamy koil Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600004