Payal Sinha

Throughout this year, we will be highlighting individuals or groups that have impacted our work over the last 50 years.


Payal Sinha

Former POV Managing Attorney

"As I look back on all that we, as a community of member leaders have accomplished, I can’t be prouder. 50 years of serving the community and making it stronger. None of this would have been possible but for an amazing team of hardworking professionals and nurturers at Peace Over Violence. Peace Over Violence has been an extremely important part of my life where I started as an intern in 2015 and with nurturing and guidance became the Managing Attorney of the Legal Program.

I was supported in my journey and trusted with incredible opportunities to learn, make space and expand my horizons. To give an example, I was given an opportunity to participate at the Women in Policy Fellowship for the Women’s California foundation, where I got an incredible opportunity to work on two state bills: AB 865: Mandatory CSEC training for Resource families and SB 493: Gender Equity in Education: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, a bill that will protect California students’ civil rights, which now became law. This would not have been possible without the mentorship and guidance I was provided with an intent to make a difference for the people we serve.

Today, as the Managing Attorney at Tahirih Justice Center, I work to serve immigrants of gender-based violence and I am able to pass on the learnings and values that Peace Over Violence imparted upon me. I owe a priceless debt of gratitude to the phenomenal professional team that contributed to my growth as a leader in my profession.

Getting to know the talented, dedicated, creative and committed POV team has been one of the highlights of my professional career, and will always hold a special place in my heart.