Favorite Quote: “If we aren’t intersectional, some of us, the most vulnerable,
are going to fall through the cracks” – Kimberly Crenshaw
A feminist from India, Priyanka’s positions strongly resonates with Kimberley Crenshaw’s quote, “If we aren’t intersectional, some of us, the most vulnerable, are going to fall through the cracks”. Intersectionality is central to Priyanka’s politics as she works with women from marginalized communities, especially Dalit women who are at the bottom of the gender, caste, and class hierarchies in India. Priyanka is a member and volunteers with the National Federation of Dalit Women (NFDW) and other rights-based campaigns, working towards
building a social justice movement that frames the systemic discrimination and inequalities faced by Dalits, particularly Dalit women. Priyanka currently works at the International Budget Partnership (IBP) on an initiative that works towards reclaiming public resources to achieve social justice, equity and bring about transformational changes in the lives of Dalit and tribal
communities in India. Priyanka is also one of UN Women’s National Gender Youth Activists driving the ‘Generation Equality’ agenda. Priyanka speaks English, Dakni Urdu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada (Indian languages).