Masooma Ranalvi

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | India

2020 New Voices Fellow


Masooma is an activist who leads efforts to advance the goal of ending female genital mutilation in India by working closely with members of her community, major institutional bodies as well as Civil Society Organizations in India. She has built alliances with the InterAfrica Committee Against Harmful Practices, End FGM Europe, End FGM US, and the newly formed End FGM Asia to create a greater push for change. She uses her own experience with FGM as a gateway to talk more broadly about gender-based violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination. She has a significant platform within India and advocates for policy changes at the country level. She hopes to expand that platform to speak about these issues on the global stage.