Arti Lad

Gender Equality Policy and Strategy

I hold an MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a BA in Social Policy from the University of Nottingham, and have over four years of professional experience. I am currently working in project management within the international development unit of a social impact consultancy in London. Prior to this role, I worked at Street Child of Nepal on two girls’ education programmes which aim to empower marginalised girls of the “untouchable” Musahar (Dalit) caste through education, life skills lessons and livelihoods support. Before that, I worked for two and a half years in the public relations and communications industry, across both the public and private sector, advising nonprofits (including girls’ education organisation Room to Read), intergovernmental organisations, think tanks and corporates. I also worked on various research projects – within an African rural development NGO and European social policy think tank – in the areas of education, public health, youth, equality and justice, especially in Uganda where I carried out an impact evaluation on malaria prevention and conducted my Master’s dissertation research in partnership with the Margaret Pyke Trust on the sexual exploitation of adolescent girls in the Kanungu District, which has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country.

I am excited to use my skills and research interests in gender equality, gender-based violence, youth empowerment, child and adolescent protection & safeguarding and sexual and reproductive health & rights to contribute to AHO’s gender equality policy and strategy.