In light of the theme for this year’s conference “Multi-Dimensional Inequality”, our keynote speakers are:


Aruna Roy:
Aruna Roy co-founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan which began by fighting for fair and equal wages for workers which shaped and evolved into a struggle for the enactment of India’s Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005. She is a leader of the RTI movement through the MKSS and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), and collaborates with several AID partners. Read more about her here.


Sumi (Arindam) Das :

Sumi Das works actively on community based advocacy for transgender and gender variant people. Sumi is an AID partner for the Karna Subarna Welfare Society. Read more about her here. 


We are also proud to host our esteemed Jeevan Saathis: 

Ravishankar Arunachalam (Intro)

Swami (Intro)

Ravi Kuchimanchi (Intro)