Dr. Nasreen Jamal

Chief of Project, UMANG

PhD in Sociology


Empowering Girls to End Child Marriages

Dr. Nasreen Jamal (she/her) is the project head for the UMANG program implemented by the ICRW Asia office. Supported by IKEA Foundation, the project focuses on empowering girls to end child marriages in Jharkhand, India. For more than two decades, Nasreen has worked in the development sector with extensive experience in initiatives on gender rights, child protection, sexual and reproductive health, feminist leadership, education, livelihoods and social inclusion.

Prior to joining ICRW, Nasreen worked at CREA where she executed the MPMS (Meri Panchayat Meri Shakti) and It’s My Body programs with 25 non-government organisations across three states. She has also worked with FHI 360, Child in Need Institute and Trust for Community Development and Research and has experience in working with government agencies in Jharkhand.

She was empanelled as a Board Member in the National Action & Coordination Group (NACG, India) from Jharkhand focused on ending violence against children and has worked as a freelance journalist. Nasreen is also a recipient of Mahila Bal Adhikar Samman felicitated by Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Jharkhand Foundation and was awarded for her advocacy campaign on Voice of the people in Plan Global Awards 2013.