Ph.D. LL.B (she/her/hers), Professor Emeritus, Panjab University, Coordinator Master Programme in Governance and Leadership,
Former Dean Social Sciences and Chair Deptt of Political Science; Founder and Director of Centre Women’s Studies and Development.
Chaired the Govt of India‘s High Level Committee on the Status of Women India
Vice Chair of National Alliance of Women (NAWO), Convenor Women 2030 and South Asia Women’s Watch.
Former Chair of Asia Pacific Women’s Watch(APWW) and currently member of EC of APWW
Lead India in W20; Chaired Working Groups on Inclusive Decision Making and VAWG
Member of the UN Women CSAG, India
Participated in UN Conferences from Rio to Beijing to Global Summit on Transformative Agenda and the UNCSW meetings since 1993 till date and addressed the UN GASS in 2000 as a rep of AP civil society.
Member of the Leadership Council of the ICRW
As a follow up of the Commitment made during GEF (Paris, 2021) for an Alternative and Determined Futures for Women, now engaged in building capacity of young feminist leaders in policy and public advocacy as a mentor to pass on the baton to the coming generation of leaders.