Voice Programme Manager, Oxfam Novib
Ishita is a feminist activist and human rights practitioner from India. She joins Voice as a programme manager. Over the last 9 years, Ishita has cultivated a passion for using human rights law as a tool for intersectional movement building, advocacy and organising. She has a strong interest in feminist facilitation as a way of ensuring safe, respectful and resilient organisations and movement spaces. Voice provides a unique opportunity for Ishita to learn about shifting power and creating transformative relationships in the context of grant-making. Ishita has an academic background in law and has previously worked with the Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust (BLAST) and with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP) in Malaysia. In addition to honing her programme strategy development and management skills, these experiences have enabled Ishita to organise and mobilise with diverse social justice movements, including those representing Voice rightsholders groups.