Nalini V. Khurana is a Senior Research and Program Associate at ICRW, and provides technical support to research and program activities. Her areas of work include adolescents’ empowerment, early, child, and forced marriage (ECFM), men and masculinities, and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
At present, Nalini is supporting the IKEA Foundation-funded operations research project ‘UMANG’, which aims to empower adolescent girls, improve school retention and end child marriage in Jharkhand, India. She also supports the GEMS (Gender Equity Movement in Schools) Jharkhand program, and has researched the gender dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nalini has a background in gender studies, international development and political science. She has experience in qualitative and quantitative research, writing, and program design and implementation.
Prior to joining ICRW in 2018, Nalini worked with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex on research projects related to social accountability, shrinking civic space and women’s economic empowerment. She has also published research on women’s experiences of sexual harassment and violence in public spaces.