New Delhi, India
Co-founder and Head of Love Matters India / Development Consortium
Vithika Yadav is the Co-founder and Head of Love Matters India / Development Consortium and is based in Gurugram, India. Love Matters is the first ever website in India to give complete, honest and unbiased information on love, sex and relationships in India in both Hindi and English. Through the project, she has articulated the value of work on sexuality and sexual health issues in order to address a specific community’s need and establish a sustainable program. In 2016, Vithika was awarded as one of the ‘120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders,’ an initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2013, Love Matters won the Award for Excellence & Innovation in Sexuality Education from the World Association for Sexual Health. She is also the Founder of TeenBook - India's first comprehensive life skills resource hub for adolescents, teenagers, parents and educators.
Both nationally and internationally, Vithika is seen as an expert on sexual health, sexual rights, gender rights and trafficked survivors' care and protection. In this context, she is focused on designing, advising and training organizations on how to create rights-based programs through which women and girls can emerge as human rights advocates themselves.