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Anjana Dayal de Prewitt


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Anjana Dayal de Prewitt is a humanitarian psychologist whose worldview is based on a multi-cultural family background that includes Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians. Her theology is based on the Christian question of “who is thy neighbor”, and in responding to that question she has worked with women in diverse communities in India in an attempt to develop the power within to serve that neighbor. She is a practitioner scholar who has dedicated most of her professional life in the areas of psychosocial support and protection issues of women and children in disaster and conflict affected areas in her native India, as well as Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uganda, and Puerto Rico. Currently, she is working as the with the American Red Cross as the Special Representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.