International Women’s Day Special: Indian Fulbright-Nehru alumna empowers women in South Asia against gender violence

Asmita Basu, a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research fellow in 2009-10 currently works independently consulting with UN agencies, particularly UN Women, as well as a range of South and South East Asian NGOs, primarily on issues related to violence against women. She has also undertaken research projects on broader issues relating to human rights, governance and health. She has also been monitoring and reviewing the implementation of laws and has been called upon as a policy expert to review legislative approaches in dealing with violence against women in Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


Asmita was at the Brooklyn Law School during her Fulbright-Nehru tenure.


Asmita Basu