Nida Mushtaq

YC Member 2009-2013

From Pakistan

Nida is a 28 year old feminist, sexual rights activist and advocate from Pakistan. Nida brought up in a Pathan family in Pakistan and her interest in women’s sexual and reproductive rights and feminist leadership is deeply rooted in her experience as a woman from this dynamic indigenous and deeply patriarchal ethnic group. Nida’s research experience and interest include impact of culture, religion and tradition on women’s sexualities and exploring feminist leadership as a transformational tool towards just, equal and sustainable societies and economies. She conducted research on the same topic as part of her Master’s in International Relations at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Nida has around 7 years of experience working with human rights advocacy and development organizations such as Rutgers WPF in Pakistan, Save the Children in Pakistan, the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) in Malaysia and UNICEF in Sri Lanka. Nida was a member of the YCSRR for five years and has served on the Board of Directors of the organization for a two-years period. She was one of the lead trainers of the YCSRR’s youth leadership in the ICPD operational review regional trainings (2012-2013) and represented the YCSRR on various international and regional advocacy fora.