Ruchira Gupta is the Founder and President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide – a grassroots organization in India working to end sex trafficking by increasing choices for at-risk girls and women. She has striven over her 25 year career to highlight the link between trafficking and prostitution laws, and to lobby policy makers to shift blame from victims to perpetrators.
Prior to founding Apne Aap, Gupta worked in the United Nations in various capacities in 12 countries for over ten years. She is a board member of the Coalition against Trafficking in Women and other important anti-trafficking organizations (the Polaris Project, Vital Voices, Ricky Martin Foundation, Asia Society, Nomi Network, Cents for Relief.) In 2012 and 2013, she taught courses on human trafficking for New York University’s School of Global Affairs.
Read more and view videos of Ruchira on www.justiceforwomemme.org