Geetanjali Misra

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Geetanjali Misra is the former President of the Association of Women's Rights in Development.

"She is the Executive Director of CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action) a not for profit organization that works internationally. Based in New Delhi, India, CREA empowers women to articulate, demand and access their rights by enhancing women's leadership and focusing on issues of sexuality, reproductive health, violence against women, women's rights and social justice. Before this, for six years she was a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, New Delhi where her work focused on reproductive health policy advocacy and women's empowerment; sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention; and, the recognition of violence against women as a health and human rights issue. She has worked as Program Director at the Environmental Defense Fund and also at Engender Health, The World Bank, and Family Care International. She is a co-founder of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a New York based organization committed to ending violence against women of South Asian origin. She has collaborated with NGOs internationally, including those in Brazil, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. She has two Masters degrees; one in Economics and the other in International Affairs." [1]

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