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Poonam Muttreja

With over 35 years of experience in promoting women’s rights, rural livelihoods, public advocacy, communications and behaviour change, Poonam Muttreja is the founder of several NGOs and focuses on women's health, leadership, rights, and livelihood.
Poonam Muttreja, has been contributing toward the implementation of gender-sensitive population policies, sexual and reproductive health, and development strategies through the organisation - Population Foundation of India. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. She has also founded organisations working in the area of social justice (SRUTI), craft (DASTKAR), and leadership (Founder Director of the Ashoka Foundation in India), specifically focusing in the field of women’s health.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory's 100 Digital Influencers of 2020
Poonam has co-conceived the popular Indian television serial, Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything launched by PFI in 2014. Poonam’s stories revolve around women’s right, health, wellness and population control, as well as family planning. “When women lack control over their own fertility decisions, they become collateral damage in the event of a coercive population policy. It is critically important that support for women and families is strengthened as far as possible; and women are asked about mental health at every contact.”