Program Manager, Strategy and Partnerships at Protsahan India Foundation
Nishtha leads program strategy and partnerships at Protsahan India Foundation in India. Protsahan enables migrant girls facing sexual and gender-based violence to regain control over their lives through access to quality education, healthcare, and social protection linkages through direct action on the ground in communities and advocating systemic change.
Nishtha has been influential in actively creating a program for grassroots girls’ leadership. The program is based on creating hyperlocal solutions for hyperlocal problems at scale, on the core principles of intersectional feminism, equity, and gender justice in child protection for migrant girls (10-19 years old) in the 70+ urban slum clusters of Delhi.
She has a master’s degree in politics with a specialization in international studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is a feminist poet, storyteller, and artist. She was selected as a Young Leader Delegate to the 2019 AIT SEASAT Youth Conference held in Taiwan. She also participated in the Ocean in a Drop, an international program organized by Pravah and the Commonwealth Secretariat as one of 16 participants from eight Commonwealth countries.