New Delhi, India
Ishita Chaudhry is an Ashoka Fellow, INK Fellow with 20 years of experience rooted in working with women and girls from underserved and marginalized communities to advance feminist leadership. She is the founder of The YP Foundation in India, which supports and develops youth leadership to advance the rights of young women, girls and other marginalized youths, and served as executive director and managing trustee of the board for many years.
As an independent consultant and feminist facilitator, she works with governments, philanthropic institutions, women’s and environmental funds, civil society and youth groups. Chaudhry has worked with the Governments of India and Delhi on several advisory groups, including the United Nations’ High Level Task Force for Population and Development (ICPD) and UNESCO’s Global Advisory Group for Sexuality Education. She also has served as advisor to the Global Fund for Women, as a member of the Independent Advisory Board for the Amplify Change Fund and is a founding member of the transnational alliance Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ).