Shireen Vakil
A passionate advocate for children and women’s rights- Shireen spent 20 years with Save the Children both in the UK and India, and was part of the leadership team responsible for establishing Save the Children, India and its growth into the leading independent child rights organisation of the country. From 2015- 2020 Shireen was Head of Policy and Advocacy at The Tata Trusts- India’s largest and most established philanthropy. Shireen possesses expertise in strategy, programme management, public policy, advocacy, campaigns, and media. She is known for her thematic knowledge in child protection, education, early childhood development, addressing violence against children and women, and access to justice. She has built strong partnerships amongst diverse stakeholders - including government, donors, civil society, the private sector, and media. Shireen has appeared and written on a spectrum of child rights and gender issues in national and international media, conferences and events.
Shireen has also led the Safety policy for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region at Meta, the world’s largest social media platform, working at the interface of technology and policy to provide expertise in the areas of online child protection, women’s safety and youth mental health and well- being.