Rupande was born in India and from a very young age had a fierce voice for the less fortunate; her interest primarily stemming from being abused at various times in her life.
In 2002, Rupande came to the US in pursuit of her MBA. After working in the corporate sector for 10 years, and the birth of her daughter, Rupande quit her job to work for a local non-profit as a Domestic Violence Liaison helping victims of domestic violence with access to resources, information and education. Rupande is also a writer, mainly on women’s and girl’s rights worldwide. Her writings have featured on various sites, including The Huffington Post and Stop Street Harassment.
Her job as a DVL leaving a great impression on her, in 2016, Rupande launched The SAR Foundation aimed at eradicating violence against women and girls through providing services, education and awareness. For more information, please follow SAR’s Twitter handle: @sarf_world or on Facebook @TheSARFWorld. Rupande is also working on a memoir, titled Liberating Realizations, that she hopes will help shine a light on abuse in India as well as provide some hope for those currently undergoing similar circumstances.