Shireen Jejeebhoy is Director at Aksha Centre for Equity and Wellbeing. She is a demographer and social scientist whose work has focused on young people’s health and development. Prior to this, Shireen was Senior Associate at the Population Council, India for almost 14 years. She has been published widely, and has written extensively on women’s education and empowerment, violence, maternal health, and adolescent health and development.
Articles by Shireen Jejeebhoy
November 12, 2020
No room for consent
The politics of 'love jihad' has deep roots in our patriarchal society. Individual agency needs a voice, now more than ever.
May 20, 2020
The pandemic’s impact on adolescents
We cannot let the advances we have made in accelerating education, delaying child marriage, addressing sexual and reproductive health needs, and building agency, be dissipated.
August 28, 2019
India’s population explosion narrative is misleading
The debate on the country's population needs to be centred around the promotion of rights and education, instead of the language of explosion and the threat of coercion that this term implies.
March 14, 2018
Test and prepare before you implement
The best designed programmes sometimes falter on the ground because they skip an important stage: testing, and the preparatory work needed to get implementation right.
October 11, 2017
An evidence-based guide to empowering adolescents
Here’s the most comprehensive India-centric guide on understanding what the evidence tells us about working with adolescents—the approaches that have worked and are ready for scale-up, those that look promising, and where there are gaps.