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PARTICIPANTS -INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONS CONCLAVE -AMERICAN CENTER , KOLKATA MARCH 13-16 , 2019

ABHILASHA RAYAMAJHI- KATHMANDU, NEPAL 

Abhilasha is a dynamic educator and passionate journalist focussing on sexual abuse against women and children. In collaboration with Antardristi Nepal, an organization that addresses child sexual abuse, she conducts and organizes workshops. An active member of US Embassy Youth Council, she raises her voice against injustice and leads youth empowerment projects. She aims to empower women and children to raise their voices against injustice through media.

 

 

 

ABHISHEK PRASAD- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Abhishek is studying Mass Communication at Karim City College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He loves to write, dance, sing, play chess, cricket and is passionate about public speaking which led him to choose a career in Mass Communication. Abhishek believes that as a youth, he can do his bit by raising his voice against domestic violence starting from ground level like his neighbourhood, and by spreading awareness about human rights and importance of education.

  

 

 

 ADITYA LAL- WEST BENGAL, INDIA  

Aditya is a law student at Snehangshu Kanta Acharya Institute of Law, Kalyani University, Nadia, West Bengal. He believes that as youth of today, we can devote our knowledge, energy, spirit and time, working for the welfare of this so-called vulnerable section of the society. What is much needed is that all those authorities, agencies and organizations who are working separately for the betterment of women and children must team up and work together. It will prove to be much more effective towards achieving the goal.

 

 

AFREEN NAAZ- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Afreen is pursuing Mass Communication and Video Production at Karim City College, Jamshedpur. She loves to play football. She believes that women and children should not suffer as they are in today’s time. She aspires to run a school with a big playground in it for children to unleash their potential.

 

 

 

AKHIL SOMAN- KERELA, INDIA 

 

Akhil is Law student at Govt. Law College, Ernakulam. He is a founding member of AHTC, Kochi. He really likes stage plays and writing. Social work provides limitless satisfaction to Akhil in life. He believes that state is the primary institution to protect the rights of women and children.  The mental and physical approach of each and every individual, towards women & children can be controlled and influenced by scientific welfare administration of the state

 

 

                                                       

 

 AMIT GHOSH- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Amit is a research scholar at NUJS, Kolkata. He is conducting a research on Child Trafficking in West Bengal. He also teaches at School of Legal Studies, The Neotia University. He believes that local schools should partner with students and include modern slavery/ trafficking in their curricula. This will help spread more awareness amongst the children. 

 

 

 

 

ANAMIKA YADAV- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Anamika is pursuing journalism from Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University. She likes to dance, sing, write and read. She aspires to be a stand-up comedian and a travel journalist. She believes giving opinions on the women and child rights is not as important as working towards executing them.

 

 

ANJALI ELOOR- CHENNAI, INDIA 

Anjali is pursuing her Masters in Social Work from Madras Christian College, Chennai. She loves to dance and interact with new people. She believes that it is very important to assure that women are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the leaders of today. In the same way creating a nurturing environment for children is our responsibility. This can happen with us by starting to not objectify, judge but help others to help themselves.

 

 

 

 

ANTONY SOLOMON- CHENNAI, INDIA

 

Solomon works at International Justice Mission. His role at IJM involves working alongside the Tamil Nadu Government, Academic Institutions, Corporates and Trade Unions to combat the issue of Bonded Labour and Human Trafficking. He works alongside government officials and grassroots organizations to rescue and rehabilitate victims, prosecute offenders and train public justice officials.

 

 

AROUP RATON SHAHA- BANGLADESH 

Aroup loves traveling, climbing mountains and working for various social causes. He has been working with Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council (BHBCUC) as a pro-bono researcher and trainer of Human Rights Defenders Training program since 2016. Aroup wants to make women strong enough to raise their voices for their own rights by eliminating the feeling of being a social disgrace.

 

 

 

ASMITA BHOWMIK- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Asmita is a law student at S. K. Acharya Institute of Law, Kalyani, West Bengal. She loves to dance and read books. She believes that although, there is a huge difference in the way women were looked at 50 years ago and the way they are looked at today but, the crimes against women and children are still rising rampantly and they still are deprived of certain rights which they deserve.

 

 

ATIKA IBNAT SHAFA- BANGLADESH 

Atika is studying Economics at Government Titumir College, Bangladesh. She loves travelling and reading science fiction. She is an international volunteer who has spread awareness about sexual harassment on public transport by promoting the national helpline numbers. Atika believes that women should get equal salary as the men, the right to give a vote, free to make own decisions.

 

 

 

 

AUSTIN BOYLES- TEXAS, USA

Austin Boyles is a senior political science major at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. He was exposed to modern slavery two and a half years ago and has been involved in anti-slavery work on his campus and in his community since then. Austin is the Vice President of International Justice Mission at TCU, a campus anti-slavery organization. He volunteers with a local anti-trafficking NGO, co-authored a book review of Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective, and has served as a research assistant for HumanTraffickingData.org.  Austin is a recipient of the TCU Political Science Department’s Brown Undergraduate Research Award and played baseball at TCU for three years.

 

 

AYREEN KHAN- BANGLADESH

 

Ayreen is a researcher, writer/ columnist, radio/ television presenter, development actor and an artist. Her research focuses are Islamist Extremism and religion. She seeks for a just society where all the people can live their own individual lives. Without respecting women, without accepting a level playing field, without preparing children mentally and humanly holistic development cannot take place.

 

 

BISHNU KARKI- BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL 

Bishnu Karki is a law student at Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal. Bishnu likes to spend his time writing poems, creating lyrics and melodies on the societal structure around him. Bishnu believes that spreading awareness and sensitizing the society along with focused leadership is how the Youth can make a difference in this regard.

 

 

 

 

CAROLINE JONES- TEXAS, USA

 

Caroline Jones is a senior at Texas Christian University where she studies Political Science and Graphic Design. After learning about human trafficking as a freshman in college, she became deeply involved in anti-trafficking efforts. She has worked as a research assistant for THORN: Digital Defenders of Children and for HumanTraffickingData.org. Caroline studied abroad in India to study human trafficking from a global perspective.  She is President of the TCU Chapter of the International Justice Mission, and interned at IJM’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. last summer. Caroline is passionate about people and strives to encourage others to realize their ability to impact their world for good.

 

CHIKMIK SAIKA- ASSAM, INDIA 

Chikmik is currently pursuing M.A on Women’s Studies from Gauhati University. She is passionate about dancing and travelling. Chikmik wants to spread awareness amongst women and inculcate a spirit to fight for their rights in them.

 

 

 

 

DEW KUMAR CHETTRI- SIKKIM, INDIA 

Dew is currently studying law at Sikkim Government Law College, Burtuk, Sikkim. He likes to read, write poems, play guitar and sing. Being a law student, Dew feels he is in a good position to make people around him aware about their rights. He believes that as a youth, he can contribute by spreading awareness amongst women and children about their rights.

 

 

 

DIL MAYA B.K- KATHMANDU, NEPAL 

Dil Maya is pursuing her Master’s in Dance from Padmakanya College. She feels passionate about dancing and reading novels and spending time with kids are her hobbies. She believes that there has been progress in some of the indicators: infant mortality rates are down, child survival is up, literacy rates have improved and school dropout rates have fallen. But the issue of child rights is still caught between legal and policy commitments to children on the one hand, and the fallout of the process of globalization on the other.

 

 

GARGI SARKAR- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Gargi is a law student at Kalyani University, Nadia, West Bengal. She loves painting and dancing. She believes that in Indian society, there is systematic discrimination and neglect of women’s rights which could be in terms of inadequate nutrition, denial or limited access to education, health and property rights, child labor and domestic violence etc. It is not an overnight initiative that resulted in women and child rights. It will take several years to shape it. She believes that she could contribute by spreading awareness.

  

 

 

 HANNAH EBERTS- TEXAS, USA

Hannah Eberts is a senior at Texas Christian University studying speech language pathology and child development. Originally from Seattle, WA, Hannah learned about the devastation of human trafficking through a study abroad trip to Delhi, India. She is involved with the International Justice Mission student chapter at TCU and has interned with a local anti-trafficking organization.  After graduating TCU in May, Hannah will be moving to India to intern at an anti-trafficking NGO in Kolkata.

 

JEANNE MARIE- TEXAS, USA

Jeanne Marie is a Sophomore at Texas Christian University studying Early Childhood Education with English as a Second Language and Special Education. She was first exposed to the realities of human trafficking as a high school student in Houston, Texas. Jeanne Marie serves as the VP of Advocacy and Fundraising for the TCU Chapter of the International Justice Mission (IJM). She believes strongly in the power of education to transform communities, and she hopes to combine her passion for education with her work in anti-slavery as a future educator and activist.

 

 

KAVITA CHAPAGAIN- KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Kavita likes to travel and interact with new people. She also likes to spend time reading fiction and gardening. Kavita believes that Enjoying their own rights without any discrimination, abuse, violation is women and child right. Every individual is equally responsible to ensure their right.

 

 

KYLE HEPTING- TEXAS, USA 

Kyle Hepting is a sophomore at Texas Christian University where he studies Finance and Spanish. Kyle currently serves as the VP of Campus Outreach for TCU’s chapter of the International Justice Mission, and volunteers with the NET, a nonprofit that assists victims of trafficking in Fort Worth. Kyle believes in the power of businesses to fight injustice and he is excited to further develop his ability to join that fight through both his education in Finance, as well as through internship opportunities such as working with Esperanza, International, a microfinance firm that exists to alleviate poverty in the Dominican Republic through a holistic approach to service

 

LONDYN BULL- TEXAS, USA 

Londyn Bull is a senior Child Development major at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.  She has been involved in several anti-trafficking efforts, including as a member of International Justice Mission at TCU and by working for a non-profit in Fort Worth that fights sex trafficking in the city.  Londyn also studied abroad in India in 2017 to learn about transnational human trafficking.  She is passionate about her faith, community, and restoring dignity to marginalized populations.  Londyn plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in counseling psychology to become a trauma counselor.

 

 

MADELEIN BAILEY- TEXAS, USA

 

Madeleine Bailey is in her last year of law school at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. She has been studying human trafficking since she visited Delhi, India in 2015 on a study abroad. She has worked as a research assistant on HumanTraffickingData.org for several years and she has published work on the UNODC’s Report on Trafficking in Persons and on the United States Trafficking in Person’s Report.  Maddie co-founded the TCU chapter of the International Justice Mission when she was a senior.  She has four younger siblings, loves to travel, and loves to roller blade with her friends in her spare time.

 

 

MADELYN CARTER- TEXAS, USA

 

Madelyn Carter is a second-year law student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management with a Minor in Political Science from Texas Christian University.  While at TCU, Madelyn studied abroad in India to learn about transnational human trafficking, co-founded TCU’s chapter of the International Justice Mission, organized a dozen awareness events, raised tens of thousands of dollars for non-profits, and gave a TEDxTCU talk about sex trafficking in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating, Madelyn returned in New Delhi as a graduate assistant for Dr. Vanessa Bouche and assisted Shakti Vahini in the development of their online database for human trafficking cases. During law school, Madelyn interned at the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice and at the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

 

MANIKA GUPTA- DELHI (NCR), INDIA

Manika is pursuing her Masters in Social Work from Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Noida. She is fascinated by Indian mythology and is an avid reader of fiction. Manika believes that the need of the hour is to not make the women empowered, but to make them realize that they are already empowered.

 

 

 

 

 MANJU HASDA- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Manju is currently studying Mass Communication at Karim City College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He loves to take part in new projects and has a great will to carry out humanitarian work. Manju says that as a citizen, everyone is equal, regardless of their gender, age and caste. She wants to hold campaigns to push women towards education and create a better learning environment for children as they are the heroes of tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

MEBANJOP SUN- MEGHALAYA, INDIA 

Mebanjop is currently studying law at North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya. He is passionate about travelling, writing and fitness. He feels that women need to understand their rights under the law, feel confident that their claims will be taken seriously and crimes will be investigated. The legal system must ensure that laws don’t just exist, but are adequately enforced.

 

 

 

MELAMSHWA ALLYA- MEGHALAYA, INDIA 

Melamshwa ispursuing law from North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India. His hobbies are reading, socializing, travelling and he has also been involved in many social programs such as an Ambassador for the North East India Model United Nations and the Under Secretary-General of Public Relation for Polaris International MUN. Melamshwa believes that as youth,we should try to educate people both young and old about the duties and responsibilities of every citizens and strive to be law abiding citizens.

 

 

 

MOHAMMED SAMSUDEEN- CHENNAI, INDIA 

Mohd. Samsudeen is pursuing his Master’s in Social Work from Madras School of Social Work. He always feels that women are the most precious asset that God had created and it is our own responsibility to protect them by empowering them with what they deserve. If each and every person understands this very basic thing, there would never be a chaos among society in women related issues.

 

 

MOHAMMAD SHAMSUZZAMAN- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Shamsuzzaman is pursuing his Master’s in Social Work from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. He is deeply passionate about finding innovative methods to help the women and children. He believes that as youth, we can spread awareness among the people through education, community mobilization, street play, seminar, to play movies in the community etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 NISHTHA SINGH- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Nishtha is a Master’s student at Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi University. She loves food, travelling and feels deeply passionate about protecting the environment. Nishtha says that there is a plethora of rights for women and child regarding their safety, growth, survival, health and many other issues. The thing which poses a problem is laxity in implementation of those rights.

 

 

 

N Y ANNA RESHMY- BANGALORE, INDIA 

Anna is pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Christ University, Bangalore. Her areas of interest are Dance, Travel, and Music. She also likes to play Basketball. Personally, she believes that she can contribute to women and child welfare by mentoring children nearby home and assist women by empowering and enabling them to socialize and network effectively as much as possible.

 

 

 

OJASWI KC- KATHMANDU, NEPAL 

Ojaswi is a law graduate working as a research assistant at Kathmandu School of Law. In 2014, she was a volunteer in “Citizenship in the name of mother” campaign organized by Youth Action Network and FWLD (2014).Ojaswi believes that the notion of Human rights reflects the idea that everyone deserves respect and has dignity.

 

 

 

PARTHA PROTIM MAZUMDER- BANGLADESH 

Partha is a development worker, working with marginalized and vulnerable people especially women and youth in the society to ensure their rights. He wants to minimize gender inequalities in the community by strengthening women’s agency and leadership, and mobilize women to challenge the existing social, political and economic barriers and facilitate women to plan credible, rights-based alternatives that reinforce inclusive resilience-building efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIYUSH- JHARKHAND, INDIA

Piyush is a law student at National University of Study and Research, Ranchi. He has contributed to the society by teaching children belonging to an economically weaker section of the society. Piyush is of the opinion that providing for adequate rights for women and children is focal and fundamental need for the foundations of the society.

 

 

PRAGYA RAKSHITA- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Pragya is a law student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. She loves to read and write. She is fascinated by art and she dreams to spread magic through her words. Pragya believes that women and child rights are the basic tenets of human rights and unless these are ensured, a just and fair society cannot be established.

 

 

 

PRATIKESH SHANKAR- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Pratikesh is a law student at NUSRL, Ranchi. He is the student secretary of the Center for Child Rights at his university. He is of the opinion that if women and children are in poor conditions, a nation can never prosper.  Being a future lawyer, he wants to put in his sincere efforts for their upliftment.

 

 

PRATYUSH SINGH- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Pratyush is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Science from Karim City College, Jamshedpur. He is an excellent orator, a creative artist who writes poems in Hindi. He dreams to see a nation with empowered women living with dignity and contributing as equal partners in development, in an environment free from violence and discrimination; and well-nurtured children with full opportunities for growth and development, in a safe and protective environment.

 

 

 

 

PREEKSHA MALHOTRA- DELHI (NCR), INDIA

Preeksha is pursuing her graduation in Journalism from the Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University and is always ready to take on challenges and new tasks. She is a Bharathanatyam dancer who strongly feels that art and culture is an inevitable part of us all and we must work to preserve it. She is a bird lover and a debater. Preeksha opines that there needs to be upliftment of the mindsets of the people of a nation rather than the upliftment of its women.

 

 

 

 PRIYA KUSHWAH- JHARKHAND, INDIA

Priya is a law student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. Priya believes that equal participation of women in political, civil, economic and social life, at the national, regional and international level and the eradication of all forms of discrimination on grounds of sex are priority objectives of the international community.

 

 

 

 

PRIYANKA KANTA BOSE- BANGLADESH

Priyanka is a lecturer at University of Dhaka. Her area of interest for research comprises- human rights in general and women and minority rights in particular. Priyanka loves to travel as she believes travelling makes one more compassionate. As a law academic and youth activist who work with grassroots people, she always tries to challenge the stereotype and ignite young minds to question the norms set by patriarchy around us.

 

kantabose8@gmail.com

 

 RATUL DEV- BANGLADESH 

Ratul runs ‘Gen Lab’ – a social good enterprise that focuses on youth, social innovations, climate, women empowerment and peace-tolerance. He is an avid follower of the world events, international affairs and global geo-political conflicts, and peace issues. His prime focus to bring changes is among youth- the millennial and Gen Z. He believes that these are the generations which need to understand the importance and can play the role of change maker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RITU MONI BORO- ASSAM, INDIA 

Ritu is currently studying her Masters in Women’s Studies from Gauhati University. She loves travelling, gaming, painting and creating beautiful DIY projects. Ritu believes that being a youth, we can make great difference in our surroundings through sensitizing peers and people around us.

 

 

 

 RITURAJ BHOWAL- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Rituraj is a law student at University of North Bengal. He loves to watch stars and listen to music. He is a strong believer of humanism and supporter of feminism. He has actively participated in awareness spreading campaigns, seminars and workshops for women. As youth, he wants to not only spread awareness amongst women but also wants to teach men to obliterate all the discrimination against women.

 

 

 

RITWIKA- WEST BENGAL, INDIA

 

Ritwika is a law student at S.K Acharya Institute of Law, Kalyani University. She loves to take part in social activities basically in those which are related to Human rights, Women and child rights. She believes that as youth, we can spread awareness among the people through education, social media etc.

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

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SAMJYOR LAMA- NEPAL 

Samjyor is studying his Master’s in Social Science from Nepal. He likes to explore new places. His passion is to protect and improve situation of underprivileged people of his country. In 2016, Samjyor joined Next Generation Nepal (NGN) as Country Director to lead NGN’s anti-trafficking project. He believes that he is making a difference and will continue to improve the social status of both women and children by advocating and working for women and children’s rights through effective program that contributes to ensure prevention, exploitation, neglect and violence currently controlling them.

 

 

 

 

 

SANDIP KUMAR SINGH- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Sandip is a law student at the Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal. He likes to play cricket. He is passionate about collecting different currency notes from all over the world. Sandip believes that as Youth of this nation, a huge difference can be made in today’s situation by actively taking part in organizing various awareness programs with regard to women’s rights.

 

 

 

 

SANGBIDA LAHIRI- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Sangbida is currently working as a research fellow in South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta. The present arena of her research is students’ politics in Bengal in before 1947. In 2014, she joined a day trip arranged by USIEF, to visit Watgunge red light area and wrote a column on that. Sangbida believes that at primary level we need to develop a strong monitoring system which can monitor every children and young women properly with the help of administration.

 

 

 

 

 

SAYSHAY HANG- SIKKIM, INDIA 

Sayshay is a law student at Sikkim Govt. Law College, Gangtok. He is an introvert who loves spending time listening to music and travelling. Sayshay believes that when law has given equal rights to men and women, society has no reason to discriminate against women and tag them as inferior.

 

 

 

 

 SIMRAN CHAWLA- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Simran is a law student at S. K. Acharya Institute of Law, Nadia, West Bengal. She loves to cook, listening to music and travelling. She believes that youth are somehow the backbone of a society and hence we determine the future of any given society. As youth of today, we can devote our knowledge, energy, spirit and time, working for the welfare and betterment of this vulnerable section of the society. We should ensure the rights of women and children are properly being utilized and adjusted to summarize the gender specific dimensions of their violations of rights to safeguard women and children in a better way.

 

 

 

 

SINJINI BARDHAN- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Sinjini’s actions are driven by the zeal to know more which is manifested in her voracious readings. Being a connoisseur of music and world theatre, she has realized that the arts are the way to make people around the world, aware of the needs of the time and encourage them to do their part. With her empathetic nature and decisive attitude, Sinjini believes that she can aid those whose voices go unheard.

 

 

SHAHRIMA TANJIN ARNI- BANGLADESH 

Shahrima was trained in Nazrul Giti when she was 5. She enjoys old Bengali songs and country music. Poetry and romantic nobles ease her soul and to pass leisure, action and crime thriller movies or TV series are her personal favorite. Shahrima wants to dedicate her knowledge, hard work and intelligence to make this world equally livable, safe and secured for the upcoming generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEETAL- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Sheetal is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Science from Deshbandhu College, Delhi University. She likes to read books. She believes that the rights given to women and children by the law are sufficient but the problem lies in the lack of awareness about those laws and as youth, she can make a difference by carrying out awareness campaigns.

 

 

 

 

SHIVAM JAISWAL- WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Shivam is a law student at North Bengal University, West Bengal. At present, he is working as a volunteer by organizing anti-oppression awareness programmes for women and children. He believes that the focus of the youth must be on systemic and interpersonal factors that lead to people experiencing different kinds of gender-based violence. Mere talking will not serve the purpose unless one copies the lifestyle advocating existing and non-existent necessary rights of self-identified women and children.

 

 

 

SHIVAM SHEKHAWAT- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Shivam is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in History from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She is an avid reader who loves Historical fiction and mythology.Shivam believes that in order to bring about any positive change, it is important that a significant transformation is brought about in the thoughts and idea of the people and the community as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBHASHINI KANT- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Subhashini is a student of journalism at the Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University. She likes to carry out social work, photography, painting, blogging and debating. Subhashini believes that as a youth, one can help create awareness in people, conduct workshops while collaborating with others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMAIYA PARVIN- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Sumaiya is working for a Blind school named BhimbarDrishtihinShenashram Vidyalaya, near Siliguri city. She believes that to help every girl and women have the courage and power to be recognized, accepted and respected as thus, by herself, her family and the society, is what women safety and rights mean to her. She of the opinion that she can create a change in the society by devoting herself to social development work.

 

 

 

SUMITA SAMANTA- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Sumita is studying law from University of Kalyani, West Bengal. She loves photography and feels passionate about collecting small scale business ideas for poor people. She believes that the lives of woman and children are tightly knit as are their rights. Woman & children have both been subjected to discrimination, woman & health & social & economic status ever before a child is born – is directly related to a child’s prospects for survival and development. Discrimination against woman not only to woman themselves, but also the next generation.

 

 

 

SUSHIL PRAKASH SINGH- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Sushil is pursuing his Masters in Social Work from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has actively participated in the Bachpan Bachao Andolan and was a part of their victim assistance team. Sushil believes that rights allow people to live freely without discrimination and dictatorship over the choices they make. Women should be free to make their own decision in all aspects of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSHMANJALI NUTHALAPATI- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Sushmanjali is a Political Science student at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. Her volunteering journey got published in India’s first positive newspaper platform in the name of- “The Optimist Citizen.” She believes that there is a need to create spaces where college students can come together and work for the empowerment of women and children at their own level through awareness programmes, projects and campaigns.

 

 

 

 

 

SWATI AGGARWAL- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Swati is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women,Delhi University. She is a passionate humanitarian. Swati believes that it is important for us to provide a safe environment for the women and children, just the increase in global rankings in economic terms won’t help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SWOSTIKA DANUWAR- BANGLADESH 

Swostika is a law student at Kathmandu School of Law. She loves travelling, playing chess and exploring new cultures. She has conducted various awareness programs. She believes that as a youth, she holds the capacity to change the way society thinks about survivors of human trafficking by spreading awareness.

 

 

 

 

TASNUVA AHMED- BANGLADESH 

Tasnuvaruns the single women centric radio station of Dhaka that works towards women empowerment, to stop violence against women, women’s physical and mental health, highlights stories of women and men who have broken gender stereotypes, and support women as a friend and guide. She believes that reaching out to girls when they are young will not only make them stand strong against the odds of society but will also give them a purpose of life.

 

 

 

 

UPASNA MAKHIJA- DELHI (NCR), INDIA

Upasna is currently pursuing Masters in Social Work from Amity University, Noida. She believes, to create a more humane society with the collaborative efforts of individuals where every gender feels free and an equal human being. She worked at Delhi Commission for Women where she served the victims of domestic violence. She has actively volunteered in CSR SUMMIT 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTSARJANA MATSUDDI- WEST BENGAL, INDIA 

Utsarjana is persuing her MPhil at School of Women;s studies, Jadhavpur University, Kolkata. She is a theatre lighting designer and a solo female traveler. She identifies herself as a pro-adivasi ecofeminist. She strongly believes in the mantra “equity over equality” in every context.

 

 

 

 

 

 VAISHNAVI RANA- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Vaishnavi is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She likes to sing, dance, draw and read. Vaishnavi believes that it is imperative to teach and groom young minds to choose the right direction for making the world a better place for women and children. The induction of the youth into politics of the nation is a prerequisite to every form of change. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VASHISHTHA VYAS- DELHI (NCR), INDIA

Vashishtha is pursuing his Bachelors in Social Work from Amity University, Noida and having a keen interest in the field of development of our nation keeps him motivated. He believes that gender equality and the protection of human rights, especially of children and those most vulnerable, are fundamental principles of the United Nations. These rights cut across all aspects of the UN’s work and are crucial to long-term progress, including achievement of the Development Goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINEET PRAKASH- DELHI (NCR), INDIA 

Vineet is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Social Work from Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Noida. He is a founder of an NGO called RAP (Revolution Against Pollution) which works for preservation of the environment. Vineet believes in contributing to the society by small actions because every action has a ripple effect. He believes that if each individual does his own bit, the nation would be a better place to be.

 

 

 

 

YUGDEO MAHATA- JHARKHAND, INDIA 

Yugdeo belongs to Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand. He loves to write about social change and feels passionately about bringing about a radical change in the society. He believes that changing the mindset of the society is the key to improving the situation of women and children in our nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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