The world we live in is riddled with complex challenges, that are often driven by apathy and inequity, and a lot of how one experiences these is based on privilege. Given that privilege is relative, I’ve experienced many shades of the privilege spectrum while navigating the world, as a result of my identity. My lived experience drives me to be more intentional in what I do, and to always try to do better. So, when given the opportunity to be part of the solution, the real question to me isn’t “why do what I do?”; it’s “why not?”
Yashaswini Prasad is a Project Manager at the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). She works on developing, co-leading and implementing HiiL projects with HiiL’s Programme Directors and Practices Groups to achieve the deliverables agreed on with specific donors. Yashaswini has a Bachelors Degree in Law from India, and a Masters Degree in Public Policy specialising in governance and development, jointly from the Netherlands and the UK.
Yashaswini brings with her a diverse set of professional experience, from working on public interest litigation projects, grassroots education delivery, public health and sexual and reproductive health rights. An activist at heart and a self-proclaimed social sector baby, she enjoys work that has larger meaning, and being able to engage with both – the big picture and small-but-crucial details that matter.
Yashaswini is a real people’s person, loves social interaction and hates awkward silences. When she’s not busy talking your ear off, she’s probably baking something delicious, or in true millennial fashion, she’s endlessly scrolling cute animal videos on Instagram.
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