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Prof. Ritu Dewan is the Executive Director of The Leaflet.
She is the Vice President of the Indian Society of Labour Economics; former President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies; the first woman Director of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai; founder-member of the Feminist Policy Collective; founder of the first Centre for Gender Economics in Asia; Visiting Professor at the Institute of Human Development; National Executive member of Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Budget Governance and Accountability.
Ritu has authored over 170 publications including 40 books and monographs on Development Economics, Gender Economics, Rural and Urban Development, Infrastructure, Labour Markets, Environmental Displacement and Peace Studies.
She was a member of the Feminist Economists’ Group for Engendering the 12th and 11th Five Year Plans appointed by the Planning Commission.
Ritu is Consultant to UNDP, UN Women, ILO, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund and Action Aid, apart from several state governments especially for budget training and capacity building.
Her research focus which interlinks academics, advocacy and action, is the result of issues related to the marginalised.
Ritu is an avid reader, traveller, film buff, and, most of all, truly loves and enjoys what she does.
Roshmi Goswami is a Director at The Leaflet.
Roshmi is associated with several feminist and human rights organisations.
She is the present co-chair of South Asians For Human Rights (SAHR), a human rights platform conceived and founded by the most eminent human rights defenders of South Asia.
Roshmi has served as a member of the Governing Board of the US-based Urgent Action Fund which supports women human rights defenders across the world. She is a founder and Board Member of Urgent Action Fund-Asia Pacific, Advisory Board member of LSE’s UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice & Security Hub, Board member of Centre for Economic and Social Rights, New York, and founder member of the National Alliance of Women.