Sehar Iqbal

Sehar Iqbal

Sehar Iqbal is a Kashmiri activist and researcher working at the intersection of campaigning, research and grassroot-level action with over fifteen years of experience in India, Bangladesh and Tajikistan. She is currently Executive Director, Sajid Iqbal Foundation, an NGO she founded in 2011 which deals with gender-based livelihood enhancement, disaster response and health. 

In 2012, Iqbal was one of five fellowship recipients (in India) of the India–Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative founded by the Asia Society, New York. She earned her PhD from the University of Kashmir while working under the supervision of Professor Jean Drèze. In 2020, Iqbal was awarded the prestigious Women’s Scholarship by the University of Oxford. She is the mother of two boys and lives in Budgam, Kashmir.