Vithika Yadav

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Vithika Yadav
Born (1980-12-21) 21 December 1980 (age 43)
Alwar, Rajasthan
OccupationHuman Activist
Alma materTHNK School of creative Leadership , Lady Shri Ram College for Women

Vithika Yadav is a human rights activist who has worked in the aspect of human trafficking, slavery, gender rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and future of education. She is currently the Managing Director of Designathon Works, a Global foundation on a mission to enable children to design a better world for themselves and for the planet. She is also a child protection expert in South Asia under Purple Foundation. She is known for her work with Love Matters India which is India's leading digital initiative on sexual and reproductive health for all genders and sexualities. She also founded TeenBook, India's comprehensive life skills education resource for adolescents, parents and educators. [1][2] She is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College and THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam.[3] She is also a TedX Speaker and has delivered talks at IIT Roorkee, TEDxJIET, SIMS Pune Hague Academy.[4][5][6][7] and TEDx Dubai

Work history[edit]

Yadav worked as a fellow and as a consultant for Free the Slaves.[8] She worked with the United Nations office on drugs and crime for anti human trafficking.[9] She worked as the project coordinator for BBC World Service Trust.

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • Winner of 120 under 40: The new generation of family planning leaders in 2016[10]
  • Winner of Atlas Corps Fellowship in 2007[11]


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  2. ^ "Love matters, especially in the endeavours of Vithika Yadav". SiyaWoman. 2 March 2017. Archived from the original on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  3. ^ Rich, Carrie (12 August 2015). "Entrepreneurship In Unexpected Places: An Interview with Vithika Yadav of Love Matters". Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ TEDx Talks (21 December 2016), Technology & Society | Vithika Yadav | TEDxSIUKirkee, retrieved 1 June 2017
  5. ^ TEDx Talks (9 September 2013), Stop sexual violence in India – talk about sex: Vithika Yadav at TEDxHagueAcademy, retrieved 1 June 2017
  6. ^ TEDx Talks (25 April 2016), Open, Honest & Sex Friendly | Vithika Yadav | TEDxIITRoorkee, retrieved 1 June 2017
  7. ^ "TEDxSIUKirkee |". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Vithika Yadav « Free the Slaves". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  9. ^ "United Nations Office of Drug and Crime" (PDF). Standard Operating Procedures for Investigating Crimes of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation. 2007.
  10. ^ "Gates Institute Announces the 2016 Winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders | Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health | Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Atlas Corps – Class 1: 2007 Atlas Corps Fellows". Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2017.