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.
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.
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.
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