Uma Mishra-Newbery

Uma Mishra-Newbery is a global social justice and women’s rights leader, transformative speaker, former Executive Director of Women’s March Global, and the initiator and facilitator for the Racial Equity Index. As a facilitator for the Racial Equity Index, Uma is working within a BIPOC led and formed global anti-racist collective to help build the first-ever index for racial equity in global development. Her transparent, visionary yet grounded leadership at Women’s March Global was instrumental in furthering the mobilisation and assembly of women globally around women’s rights issues with Women’s March Global.

Uma has organised and built coalitions around the issues of women’s human rights defenders, freedom of association and assembly, bodily autonomy, LGBTQIA+ rights, racial equity and justice, and white supremacy in the women’s rights and funding space. As a leader in the global women’s rights movement Uma has been interviewed by CNN, AlJazeera, Jane Dutton, Newsweek, Devex and published by Ms. Magazine, TIME, and IPS.

Uma helped to bring Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain AlHathloul’s story to the United Nations and was instrumental in coordinating efforts for Lina AlHathloul’s first statement in support of Loujain at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Uma and Lina are co-authors of the children’s picture book, Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers.

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