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Ms. Aruna Roy

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Founder Member

Local Address: India
Company Description: Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan is a grassroots organization that was formed in 1990, working in rural Rajasthan. Its objective was to use modes of struggle and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

    WISCOMP Publications
  • Founding Member
    National Campaign for People's Right
  • Member
  • Founder
  • Founding Member
  • Member
    National Advisory Council
  • Member
    Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council
  • Member


  • English literature
    Delhi University's Indraprastha College for Women
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Aruna Roy, Social ..., 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
Aruna Roy, Social Activist, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS),
Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan » Videos, 15 Dec 2013 [cached]
Excerpts from Publics Lecture by Aruna Roy, MKSS at NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru for Publics@iihs (5th January, 2010):
Ms. Aruna Roy of MKSS speaks on "Delivering on intent & shaping future directon - National Consultation on NREGA on 5-6 May 2008, New Delhi:
NREGA Songs @ NREGA Mela in Vijaypura Panchayat, Rajastan, 25.6.09:
Aruna Roy at the World Bank Tribunal, Part 1 Aruna Roy discusses organizing strategies on the last day of the Independent People's Tribunal on the World Bank in India. The event took place at Jawaharlal Nehru University, 21-24 September 2007: Part I
Part II
Aruna Roy at the THINKfest, by TEHELKA
Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, 25 Feb 2013 [cached]
“Women Must Unite To Fight Against Violence “ Aruna Roy
24 June, Deogarh:
In the Jan Sunvai , or public hearing on the violence against women, several women  today came out with their injustice ,describing these to a panel of the administration as well as social activists.
The panelists at the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan -led public hearing included noted social activist Aruna Roy, National Federation of Indian Women general secretary Annie Raja, A.S.P.Pradip Mohan ,Sub- divisional Magistrate Manoj Sharma, PUCL’s D.L.Tripathi, Harmada Sarpanch Nourti Devi, Shakunthala Pamecha of  Mahila Manch Rajsamand ,Nikhil Dey and Sushila Devi amongst others.
Speaking at the public hearing, social activist Aruna Roy said that women must speak in one voice against violence and that they must struggle to create an environment that is free of exploitation . he said that to fight inequalities, our struggle must continue.
Victims, members of the family of victims and concerned citizens will testify before a panel of eminent women and social activists . Members of the panel are: social activist Aruna Roy, NFIW National General Secretary Annie Raja, District Collector , Rajsamand Dr. Pritam Yashwant, D.L Tripathi , PUCL Ajmer, Tara Ahluwalia, President Mahila Evam Bal Chetana Samiti, Bhilwada, Naurti Devi ,Sarpanch Harmara, Ajmer District, Sushila Social and women’s activist, Jawaja and Shakuntala Pamecha of Mahila Manch, Rajsamand.
Our Advisory Board | The Tehelka FoundationThe Tehelka Foundation, 21 Sept 2012 [cached]
Aruna Roy is an Indian socio-political activist who works with local and national issues as a member of the MKSS and the NCPRI and other campaigns. She is a member of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI), the National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM), the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and similar net works and campaigns. From 2004 - 2006, and from 2010 she has been a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC). Between 2006- 2009 she was also a member of the Central Employment Guarantee Council. She has been the President of the National Federation for Indian Women (NFIW) since 2009.
She has been actively involved in the activities of Akal Sangharsh Samiti, the Right to Food Campaign and the Peoples Campaign for Employment Guarantee. Their strong people based advocacy helped ensure the passage of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) by the Indian Parliament in 2005.
She was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2000. In 2010, she received the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academia and Management by the President of India. She and the MKSS Collective have also recently been awarded the Rule of Law Award in the World Justice Forum held in Barcelona, Spain in June 2011, along with being listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the TIME Magazine for 2011.
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