Vahida Nainar has been working on women’s rights/human rights issues for the past two decades. She was the Founder-Director of Women’s Research and Action Group, Mumbai. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice, New York, which worked to include a gender perspective in the International Criminal Court. She has been closely associated with Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, The Hague; the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, USA & Kenya and International Solidarity Network of Women Living under Muslim Laws, London. She has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, CUNY School of Law, New York. She is a life member of the Indian Association of Women’s Studies, and works nationally and internationally on issues of justice, human rights, gender and conflict.