Aishwarya Adhikari

Aishwarya has more than half a decade worth of experience in the development sector with specialisation and interest in Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Rights. She joined the Population Foundation of India as an Analyst on Knowledge Management. She has worked comprehensively on issues of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, family planning, adolescent sexual health, child marriage, right to food and nutrition, as well as LGBTQIA+ rights. She has been involved in various capacity-building workshops/training modules with a diverse range of communities and groups across several states in India as a researcher.

Aishwarya has pursued a Master of Politics (with a specialisation in International Relations) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was an elected representative of JNU GSCASH.

In her past stint as West Bengal Unit Director and Project Officer of a leading legal advocacy and human rights organisation based in New Delhi, she constantly liaised with network grassroots organisations, government officials, and law enforcement officials in securing the rights of the marginalised through several initiatives like the right to food, health, education, and housing, as well as securing the rights of differently-abled individuals, women, sexual minorities, etc.