Puja Yadav – Women Deliver

Puja Yadav

  • Age: 22
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Life is too short to keep living in a society where we have to constantly fight for our rights, freedom, and peace of mind just for being female. At the end of the day, we are all just human beings, and we should be able to live like human beings. Let’s join together for humanity with love and kindness towards each other.

- Puja Yadav


Puja Yadav was born and raised in Nepal. She is currently working towards an undergraduate degree in Business and Management at the University of the West of England. She is an avid reader, an amateur writer, and loves spending time in nature. She has founded Humans of Medico, a story-sharing platform for people in the health and medical field. She was selected to participate in the Moth Personal Storytelling Workshop, in partnership with UN Women. She is selected to be a part of the Gograha Film Workshop 2021 Cohort. She strongly believes that equal opportunity, access to resources, and education is paramount in transforming young girls’ lives and would like to work at the intersection of finance, media, and entrepreneurship to address the same. As a core team member at Nepal Health Corps, she is responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, and overall management. She also leads the Women and Health initiatives at Nepal Health Corps.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Growing up amid multiple forms of discrimination faced by women in my community with issues such as early child/forced marriage, dowry, and domestic violence while constantly facing pervasive gender discrimination for their rights to education, health and freedom made me realize the need to work in addressing the gender inequality issues that surround us in our day to day life.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

So far, I feel it is to be selected as the Women Deliver Young Leader so that I can nurture my ideas of advocacy into actions that create impact at the community level.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I love reading books, writing, and spending time in nature.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Maithali (Advanced/Native)
  • Nepali (Advanced/Native)
  • Hindi (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • women's economic empowerment, access to resources and opportunities for young women
  • women and health
  • early and forced marriage

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