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“I march for the 1 in 3 women and girls who will experience violence in their lifetime. We must end this cycle of violence.”

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Uma Mishra-Newbery

Executive Director, Women's March Global

Location Icon Geneva, Switzerland

About Me

Uma Mishra-Newbery is the Executive Director of Women’s March Global. Uma has been with Women’s March Global since March 2017, initially as a volunteer and then as the former Director of Global Community.


Prior to Women’s March Global, Uma was a high-school Chemistry teacher, worked in the medical field as a Medical Lab Technologist and served in the United States Army as an active duty soldier for nearly six years. Uma has been awarded numerous commendations and achievement awards for her leadership and duty during her time in service.


Uma has been a TEDx speaker, sharing how we can foster community through development work. She is a proud first generation Indian American, U.S. Army veteran, and forever will be a Science nerd. The motto that fuels Uma as an activist and community builder is by Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”


Communities I Identify With and/or Want to Collaborate With

Artists
Educators
Environmental Activists
Healthcare Workers
Immigrants
Incarcerated People
Indigenous Peoples
Labor Unions
LGBTQIA+
Marginalized People
People in Science
People of Color
Persons with Disabilities
Refugees
Sex Workers
Students
Tribal communities
Women
Youth and Minors

I Want to Take Action on

Abortion Rights
Access to Sanitation
Access to Water
Accountable Institutions
BioDiversity
Children’s Rights
Child Soldiers
Civil Rights
Clean Air
Clean Water
Climate Change
Combating Corruption
Combating Desertification
Combating Rape
Combating Rape as a Weapon of War
Data Privacy
Decolonisation
Divestment
Economic Justice
Education
Employment
Ending Hunger
Ending Poverty
Ending Violence
Equality
Fair Wages
Female Genital Mutilation
Forests and Deforestation
Free and Fair Elections
Free Press
Free Speech
Gender Based Violence
Girls’ Rights
Global Institutions
Governance
Gun Laws
Housing
Immigrant Rights
Indigenous Rights
Innovation
Intersectionality
Intersex Rights
Land Rights
LGBTQIA+ Rights
Menstruation Rights / Accessibility
Mental Health
Militarisation
Oceans
Peace and Non violence
Protecting Evidence-Based Science
Renewable Energy
Reproductive Rights
Resilient Infrastructure
Rights for Persons with Disabilities
SDGs
Security
Segregation
Self Determination
Sex trafficking
Stand With Kashmir
State Violence
Surveillance
Sustainability
Sustainable Infrastructure
Transgender Rights
Voting Rights
Women’s Economic Security
Women’s Education
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Women’s Safety
Workers’ Rights
Youth

Areas of Expertise

BioDiversity
Chapter Leadership
Childcare
Cities
Civil Rights
Clean Air
Clean Energy
Clean Water
Climate Change
Communications
Community Building
Copy Writing
Disability Rights
Editing
Education
Ending Violence
Energy
Environmental Justice
Equality
Event Organizing
Fundraising
Gender Equality
H.E.R.S. Framework
Immigrant Rights
Inclusiveness
Indigenous Communities
Intersectionality
LGBTQIA+ Rights
Live Streaming
March Organizing
Multilingual
Non Violence
Peace
Reproductive Rights
Science
SDGs
Self Determination
Social Media
Sustainability
Teaching, ESL
Teaching, Humanities
Teaching, Math
Teaching, Science
Teaching, Writing
Unemployment
Unity Principles
Water Filtration
Women in Business
Women on Boards
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Work
Workers’ Rights