Founder & CEO, One Future Collective
Vandita is a development policy consultant, legal researcher and gender rights facilitator. She has worked with philanthropists, government bodies, politicians, and celebrities towards building development based action plans, several of which have been implemented in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. She has trained 500+ young persons in social leadership and 14,000+ persons on issues related to sexual violence, gender justice and the law. She is a the Founder and CEO of One Future Collective, an organisation founded in December 2017, working towards developing compassionate youth social leadership.
She is a member of the Policy and Strategy Group, World We Want 2030, UNDP, and the Working Group on Gender Equality and Youth, Interagency Network for Youth Development, UN Women. Vandita is the Policy, Legal and United Nations Liaison Officer, at Safecity (Red Dot Foundation), and heads its policy and legal work, for India. She is also a Legal Researcher at Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights and Red Elephant Foundation, while writing for various digital platforms. She has recently completed her MA Hons. in Public Policy from the University of Mumbai, where she was a university topper, and an LL.B. from Government Law College, Mumbai. She has won several awards for her work in the development sector and was recently awarded the Barclays We Are The City Rising Stars award for Social Impact, India, 2017. She has been given a full scholarship for attending the Equitas International Human Rights Training Program, 2018, in recognition of her rights based policy-legal work and activism. Vandita has been otherwise engaged with organisations like Rann Neeti Strategic Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Human Rights Law Network, Maharashtra State Election Commission, United Nations Development Program, amongst others. Vandita is driven towards building sustained social change through everyday actions and policy legal impact.