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vijaya nidadavolu

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Vijaya Nidadavolu is a development specialist with a 20+ year career in querying the impact of gender inequality on people, institutions and societies. She combines a conceptual understanding of gender justice with a strong set of skills in using campaigning and advocacy processes for change. Her work on social development and inclusion issues has been grounded in developing country and conflict-affected contexts in South and South East Asia. She is experienced in implementing and coordinating gender equality, justice and women’s rights programming, research, campaigning and advocacy. She held roles with the International Center for Research on Women and the Population Council Asia Regional Office early in her career and most recently led the strategic engagement portfolio for an impactful justice programme in Myanmar, MyJustice, where she combined the forces of popular and alternative media to drive a campaign that reached millions. As an experienced freelance gender specialist she has provided consultancy services to feminist networks/organisations, I/NGOs and UN agencies. This has included delivering formative research, undertaking stakeholder and policy analysis, testing and implementing culturally appropriate interventions, leveraging evidence for policy advocacy and using strategic communications innovations for change. She holds a Masters in Mass Communications from the Central University of Hyderabad and a Masters in Gender and Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex).