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Simeen Kaleen

Simeen Kaleen

Co-founder, Gramhal

Gramhal

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Simeen Kaleem is co-founder and Director at Gramhal, an organization that builds the agency of farmers in India. She hails from Aligarh, a small town in U.P, India, and is passionate about promoting gender rights and developing local solutions that empower marginalized communities. Simeen has worked across tri-sectors on a wide range of issues of agriculture, adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, and transgender rights. Prior to joining Gramhal, Simeen was the country manager for the University of Chicago's research program in India, where she led efforts of devising country strategy and operations for a rights-based approach for the improved sexual and reproductive health of adolescents. Simeen is a strong advocate of carving spaces for women leadership and was the Students' Union President at her graduate school. For her potential to bring about positive change, Simeen was awarded the Young India Fellowship in 2013. Simeen has an undergraduate degree from Miranda House, University of Delhi and holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.