Srilekha Chakraborty

Srilekha Chakraborty

Frontrunner of the campaign 'Periods Pe Charcha'

Srilekha is a Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india. She is also a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls. Srilekha worked extensively in grassroots with community based organisations and her advocacy has been around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, one of the poorest states in India for the last 8 years. Srilekha has been running a campaign called 'Periods Pe Charcha' since last three years asking ensuring mandatory menstrual hygiene services in Anganwadis for young girls in Jharkhand. She is a Teach for India Alumni and an Alumni at the Young Connectors of Future Programme- Swedish Institute. She is an alumni from the Ewha Womans University, South Korea on the Ewha Global Empowerment Program and also one of the 30 Changemakers from the 'She Creates Change' program powered by Change.org. Srilekha is a Goalkeeper with The Gates Foundation. Srilekha is a Global Shaper and represented the Global Shapers Community in the World Economic Forum Annual meeting in Davos 2020. She was awarded the Web Wonder Women Award in the year 2019 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Twitter and BreakThrough India for her mission in bringing a change in her community through digital platforms.

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