• Ahmedabad Women's Action Group - Empowering Women Against Violence since 1981

Ms. Ramila Gandhi – President

Ms. Ramila Gandhi-President

Ramilaben was born in an eminent family of Patan, Gujarat and completed her graduation in Arts. Influenced by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Vinobaji & Sri Aurobindo, she chose to dedicate her life towards the welfare of society. She is a Founder Director at Yoganjali Kelvani Mandal and is also Chairperson of Sexual Harassment committee of Patan district and Trustee of Mehsana district Women’s Group. She has been honoured a number of awards for her noteworthy contribution in the field of social development. Well in her eighties, she is active in all the activities pertaining to the upliftment of rural children and women.

Dr. Jharna Pathak – Secretary

Dr Jharna Pathak-Secretary

An academician by profession, Dr Pathak is an Assistant Professor at Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Her major areas of research include institutions and policies with a special focus on agriculture, water and fisheries. She has presented papers at a number of academic seminars and conferences and has been feted with an award of Best Paper Presenter by the GAD Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar in 2010. As a Trustee at AWAG since 2014, Dr Pathak has participated in various Forums and Networks on the issue of gender equality and justice.

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