Asha Hans Founder Director, School of Women's Studies, Utkal University, India
, PhD, is Co-chair, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy; former Professor of Political Science, and Founder Director, School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, India. A leading campaigner of women’s rights, she has participated in the formulation of many conventions in the United Nations. She is the President of Sansristi—a gender resource centre. Her recently published books include Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power (2015) and The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security (with Betty Reardon, 2010).