Arushi Singh is a sexual rights advocate and has worked on sexual and reproductive health and rights for 15 years across Asia and parts of Africa. As a freelance consultant she provides technical assistance, strategic direction, and qualitative evaluation on adolescent and youth sexuality, gender and rights, leadership building, and advocacy to several international NGOs and UN agencies. She has conducted multi-country assessments, scoping studies and desk reviews, developed toolkits and training curricula, done qualitative and participatory evaluations of large-scale, multi-country projects on ASRHR, women’s rights and advocacy, and facilitated regional and international consultations and workshops for UN and government officials, NGO personnel, service providers, and diverse young people, including key populations.
Previously, she worked for the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) South Asia Regional Office and was responsible for leading the strategy on adolescents’ and young people’s SRHR programmes across South Asia. She provided technical assistance to IPPF Member Associations in the region on youth-friendly SRHR services, comprehensive sexuality education, engaging with religious leaders and Parliamentarians on young people’s sexuality and gender transformation, and enhancing young people’s leadership to meaningfully contribute to programmes and governance. She also managed several large ASRHR projects for various donors, supported annual programming and budgeting for ASRHR in 8 countries, and contributed significantly to advocacy and communications strategies. She has also worked for Amnesty International’s India Office and the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s Asia Centre. As a Pleasure Propagandist for The Pleasure Project, she advocates for sex-positive and pleasure-based approaches to sexual health. Arushi has a Masters degree in Globalisation and Communications from the University of Leicester, UK.