2017 Global Journalism Fellow
Meera Vijayann is an independent journalist based in Washington DC who covers gender rights and development. As an activist, she works closely with +SocialGood, an initiative by the United Nations Foundation, and the international youth-led organization, Youth to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Her work has been published in several leading publications that include Open Democracy, The Huffington Post, CNN, The Deccan Herald, Forbes and the Guardian. She was the recipient of the CNN IBN Citizen Journalist Award in 2013 for her reportage on the aftermath of the Delhi Rape case. She has a master’s degree from the University of Leeds.