Mrs. Manasi Pradhan

Manasi Pradhan is an author and activist for women’s rights in India. She is the originator of the Honour for Women National Campaign, a statewide campaign in India dedicated to ending violence against women.

She started an NGO OYSS Women in 1987. The initial goal was to assist female students in obtaining higher education and developing into future leaders in society. OYSS Women has been holding leadership workshops, education and vocational training camps, legal awareness, and self-defense programmes for hundreds of young women grooming them to be future leaders in their fields. Apart from this,  the group engages in a wide range of activities and events and is widely credited with pioneering contributions to women’s empowerment. The group is also the driving force behind the National Campaign for Women’s Honour.