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Sunayana Wadhawan

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Sunayana Wadhawan has worked with NGOs and community-based organizations in India towards participatory research and community-led initiatives for over 12 years on livelihoods, land, housing, water, basic services, childcare, public transport, gender justice, and human rights. Throughout her work, the focus has been on building community knowledge and media, and she has been a strong advocate of the power of art to bring social change. She is currently working on participatory art-based interventions for water, health, and sanitation in India, and is involved in volunteer work with survivors of violence and folk artists. In recent years, she has been supporting folk artists towards making digital spaces and legal rights more equitable and accessible.

Sunayana holds a Master’s degree in political studies from the Centre for Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delhi. She is also a musician and songwriter.