Aradhna Nanda – – is a social worker and activist with more than 32 years of experience. Her contribution to addressing violence against women, food security and sustainable livelihoods for tribal communities, organising tribal women for self help is significant. She significantly contributed towards mobilising and consolidating a network of human rights lawyers, HURINEO, in Odisha, and has co-founded many rural organisations in the state. She is the founder member of PLD and currently is the President of Friends Association for Rural Reconstruction (FARR). She has also helped found NAWO (Odisha), Odisha Madamukti Avijan, Human Rights Network and Mahashakti Foundation.