Maithree Wickramasinghe is Professor in English and the Founder Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Kelaniya. She is also a visiting professor at other HEIs including the University of Colombo and the University of Sussex. As a feminist scholar-activist and an international keynote speaker on gender studies, she has been working for institutional change in higher education and academia.
Sapna Malla Pradhan, a feminist activist, senior advocate, member of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) and Judge of the Supreme Court of Nepal. She is an ex-Constituent Assembly Member.
Sultana Kamal is a Bangladeshi lawyer and human rights activist. She is the chairperson of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and a civil society and women’s movement leader.
Rubina Saigol is an independent researcher based in Lahore, Pakistan. She is engaged in research on gender, religion, nationalism and the state.
Nimalka Fernando is a Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender, attorney-at-law, President of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination (IMADR), Director of the Women's Political Academy and a member of Mothers and Daughters of Lanka.
Dr. Amrita Chhachhi is an Assistant Professor of gender, labour and poverty studies at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Erasmus University. She has been actively engaged with Sangat and with other labour and peace networks in South Asia.
Anis Haroon has been an active member of the Women’s Action Forum since 1981. She is a member of Human Rights Commission, Pakistan Association for Mental Health, and the Women Lawyers Association. She was president of Aurat Foundation from 1994 to 2004.
Aneesa Ahmad is an ex-Minister of Women and Children and the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Hope for Women, a non-governmental organization that aims to end violence against women and girls and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in the Maldives.
Dr. Dina M. Siddiqi is a cultural anthropologist with a strong interest in gender, human rights, Islam and transnational feminist politics. She divides her time between the United States and Bangladesh, where she teaches anthropology and gender studies at BRAC University.