Seema Kumari – Women Deliver

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Seema Kumari

  • Age: 20
  •    |   She/her/hers


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Girls in my village have the right not to be treated like a burden to the family. By giving girls the opportunity to learn about their rights and be educated, we can reduce domestic violence and dependency on husbands and increase respect for girls.

- Seema Kumari


Seema Kumari was born and raised in India. She is currently attending Yuwa School.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

The discrimination between boys and girls. Girls not given the opportunity to study as long they desire and instead being arranged for a marriage at a young age.

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

When I started coaching and leading workshops at Yuwa, the number of my team’s players increased, and I have been teaching those girls about relevant topics like menstruation, education, domestic violence, child abuse, and child marriage. I, with my team, planned a few activities and went to two schools and taught them about menstruation as our team’s project.

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

I like listening to music, watching movies, reading books, and sharing my thoughts with my cousins. Also, giving them advice on how their lives have changed through Yuwa and still will.

Languages Spoken:

  • Hindi (Advanced/Native)
  • Sadri (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Elementary)

Speaks On:

  • menstrual health education for youth
  • child abuse reporting and support networks
  • ending child marriage

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Premier Skills Phase 1 and 2 Soccer Coaching Training
  • Real Sociedad Soccer Coaching Training
  • Young Leaders Institute Leadership Summer Course at Washington University in St. Louis