Renuka has a Master’s degree in social work from Delhi University. After working as a psychiatric social worker in England she taught at Rajasthan University in the Department of Adult Education. In 1976 she started a bi-lingual journal on development issues called How / Kaise. During the publication of How she networked extensively with NGOs across the country. Jag Sakhi, a 12-part serial on Women and Empowerment was produced by Renuka in collaboration with CENDIT for UNICEF. She worked with Action India for over 10 years organizing agricultural labourers and stone quarry workers in Mehrauli, Delhi. She has been closely associated with the Mahila Samakhya programme from its inception as a trainer, resource person and evaluator. Most recently, she has worked in Kashmir with civil society groups, to build women’s vocational skills through a range of income generation and educational interventions. At present, she is engaged with deepening her understanding of Vedic texts and strengthening engagement of Sanskrit scholars working on these.
Sarojini has been working on public health and women’s health issues in India for the last three decades. She is one of the founders of Sama Resource Group for Women and Health that works at the intersection of public health, human rights and marginalization. She is the national co-convenor of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, and coordinator of Gender Justice Circle of People’s Health Movement Global. She has led several studies, fact-findings and advocacy initiatives over the past two decades on health systems, medical and reproductive technologies, conflict and public health, access to medicines & ethics in clinical research, and most recently, on COVID 19 and its impact on the marginalised. Currently, she is part of the Expert Committee set up by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to assess the impact of C0VID-I9 pandemic on human rights and its future response.
Malini is one of the founder members of Nirantar. She has worked in the field of education and women’s rights for nearly 30 years in various capacities – as a grassroots practitioner, trainer, material and curriculum developer, researcher, and activist. She has helped design and implement various innovative education programmes for women, and reviewed and provided technical inputs to government and NGO interventions on Right to Education and in gender and education. She was a member of the National Resource Group (NRG) for the Mahila Samakhya programme and was part of NCERT’s textbook Writing Committee for Political and Social Life and Political Science Textbooks from 2005-2008. Her articles have been published in the Economic and Political Weekly, The International Review of Education and Gender and Development Journal. She is presently completing her PhD at the University of Goettingen, Germany.