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Priyanka Samy

India

Priyanka Samy is a Dalit feminist activist based in India. She is the Youth Convenor of the National Federation of Dalit Women (NFDW), a grassroots network of Dalit women-led community-based organizations across India. From 2020-2023, Priyanka was one among the three National Gender Youth Advocate’s (NGYA) from India driving the UN Women’s Generation Equality Campaign. She is also a Board of Director at FRIDA| The Young Feminist Fund and a Board Member of the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), which works at a global level to address caste-based discrimination. Priyanka is also a Guest Practitioner, School of Advanced Study, University of London.