Welcome to Women Icon


Nandini Tanya Lallmon has bagged Young Women Leadership Award

Nandini Tanya Lallmon has bagged Young Women Leadership Award

Welcome to Women Icon

May 15, 2023

Nandini Tanya Lallmon has bagged Young Women Leadership Award

Posted by:


News Photo


Nandini Tanya Lallmon is a research scholar at the University of Malta, where she is developing methodologies to bridge the gap between policy and practice pertaining to LGBTQIA+ rights in African Small Island Developing States. Appointed as African Youth Charter Hustler for Mauritius by the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy, she fosters the active appropriation by African youth of their rights by taking a decolonial perspective on sexual orientation, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression.

As Community Leader for Internet Health at Digital Grassroots, she empowers LGBTQIA+ youth to protect their rights to privacy and security in the virtual and physical worlds. In her role of steering committee member of the Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network, she educates LGBTQIA+ activists on the human rights protection mechanisms available to them in cases of abuse. Through her fellowship at OutRight International, she advocates for human rights at the United Nations and harnesses the international law system to protect LGBTQIA+ people from religion-based violence. 

Through the #Reform53 campaign, she lobbies against discriminatory laws on behalf of the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network under the Royal Commonwealth Society. As part of the pioneer Youth Sounding Board of the European Commission for International Partnerships, she creates learning, dialogue and development spaces that are respectful, inclusive and transformative. 

She is the first Mauritian selected for the Leadership and Business Management Fellowship of African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative; 100Ideas100Millennials Fellowship of TEDxJohannesburg; Civic Engagement and Social Enterprise Fellowship of African ChangeMakers Initiative; Public Policy and Governance Fellowship of Future Africa; Youth Fellowship of International Monetary Fund; Cross Culture Fellowship of Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa); African Fellows Program of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue; United Nations Religion Fellowship of OutRight International; Youth Fellowship of International Monetary Fund; Local Pathways Fellowship of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship of the United Nations Office for Project Services.

She has just completed her tenure as country lead of the local chapters of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, Grand Africa Initiative, Thought for Food, Youth Advocacy Council, International Youth Council, International Youth Society, International Youth Development Society and African Network of Youth Policy Experts.

Her numerous recognitions include the Yuva Top 10 Youth Social Leaders of Mauritius; Republic of Women International Impact Award; Women of the Future Young Star Award; Mobiles for Education Alliance Youth Digital Champion Gold Medal; Project 100 Trust Noble Citizen Award; Women of the Year Award Foundation Promising Talent of the Year Award; Panache Woman of Wonder Award; The International Alliance for Women World of Difference Award; Promising Indians Society Emerging Leader of the Year; and Mauritius National Youth Excellence Award. The Women Icon powered by Times Women title is a prestigious addition to her impressive list of achievements.

Share This News