About Asmita Joshi

Asmita is the Editorial Head of Global Citizen India. A Young India Fellow, closet poet, and lover of all things literary, she can be usually found scribbling half-baked sentences at the back of random notebooks hoping to one day collect them all and turn it into a book. Other times, she writes and opines passionately on issues of gender discrimination and caste-based violence.

Stories

  1. Article: India Just Declared Tampons and Sanitary Napkins Tax-Free
    Girls & Women

    India Just Declared Tampons and Sanitary Napkins Tax-Free

    By Asmita Joshi|July 22, 2018

    Pads in India were taxed at 12% since 2017. Read more

  2. Article: Ananya Birla: The Stigma Around Mental Health Is a Global Issue
    Health

    Ananya Birla: The Stigma Around Mental Health Is a Global Issue

    By Asmita Joshi|May 10, 2018

    This Mental Health Awareness month, Ananya Birla wants mental well-being to become a priority. Read more

  3. Article: India Might Eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025
    Health

    India Might Eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025

    By Asmita Joshi|March 23, 2018

    Tuberculosis kills almost half a million people in India every year. Read more

  4. Article: This Woman Is Marching 3,800km to Make India Safer for Women
    Girls & Women

    This Woman Is Marching 3,800km to Make India Safer for Women

    By Asmita Joshi|March 7, 2018

    Srishti Bakshi is on a mission to empower women. Read more

  5. Article: Sanitary Napkins to Cost as Low as 5 Rupees Thanks to the Government of Maharashtra
    AdvocacyWater & Sanitation

    Sanitary Napkins to Cost as Low as 5 Rupees Thanks to the Government of Maharashtra

    By Asmita Joshi|March 7, 2018

    India is one step closer to menstrual health and hygiene for all! Read more