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Rishita Nandagiri

34 years old

Key areas of interest

Reproductive justice, abortion rights, gender and sexuality, understanding and challenging stigma, ‘better’ aid and development, post-colonialism, and feminist organising

Relevant Experience

Rishita is a young, (unapologetic) intersectional feminist, a (sometimes) writer, and massive tennis fan. She has worked on SRHR policy and advocacy at the regional and international levels for nearly six years. This involved writing and formulating policy and development positions including for the ICPD Beyond 2014 and the post-2015 frameworks.

Rishita was a Programme Officer (Advocacy and Policy) and Youth Focal Point (Global) with the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) until early 2013. She then went on to work as ‘Publications Officer’ at the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW).

She has written extensively on young peoples’ SRHR, the important of youth movements and activism, and colonialism and sexualities. She has produced advocacy and policy papers on abortion within the framework of reproductive justice, on the intersectionalities between HIV/AIDS and SRHR, as well as on positioning SRHR and gender equality within the new development frameworks. In 2012, Rishita co-chaired the Global Youth Forum as part of the ICPD Beyond 2014 review process.

Additional information

Rishita holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, and a BA in Communication, English Literature, and Psychology. She likes to run to Bruce Springsteen, and blogs about nothing in particular on

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