Age: 34 Home Town: Delhi Education: MBBS Specific Field Interests: Public Health & SRHR Placement: Girl Up Area of Focus: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (SRHRJ)
Fellowship Project: As the SRHRJ Global Strategy Fellow, Pragati will work closely with the Training & Learning Team at Girl Up to identify, adapt, and develop learning and advocacy resources on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for Girl Up’s youth members. The Fellow will also build out Girl Up’s learning and advocacy resources and engagement strategy for LGBTQI+ youth and support ongoing outreach to increase and measure the impact of Girl Up’s curriculum. Additionally, the Fellow will support the development of Girl Up’s programming on mental health and wellness and support the team with planning for in-person engagement.
Highlights: Pragati Singh has over eight years of experience in the fields of public health, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. She earned an MBBS degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, in 2012, followed by a diploma in organizational leadership from Swedish Institute, Stockholm, in 2018. For her recent project with The Girl Effect, she had developed a series of educational videos on sexual and reproductive health & rights for young Indian girls. Her other roles have involved advocating for policy change, liaison and partnership building, data interpretation, capacity building, program management, business development, conference organization, community building, and communications and marketing. Since 2014, she has taken a number of initiatives independently to improve India's lay understanding of sexual health & rights, especially focussing on minority groups and niche communities. She has received a number of awards for her visionary leadership, and was recognized by the BBC as one of the world’s hundred most influential, inspiring, and innovative women in 2019.
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