The organization is headed by Ms. Shamina Shafiq, who has been actively working over three decades now in Sitapur,District, Uttar Pradesh towards socially, economically and politically empowering women including EWRs of Sitapur. Besides, she had been engaged at multiple levels for her work on gender issues. Until recently, she served as Member, National Commission for Women, Government of India. She has a consistent track record of working for the social uplift of women in a variety of settings nationally. She has an in depth knowledge of legislation, procedures and techniques along with both principles as well as applied social work. She has served on various committees to further the agenda of women’s development; she has been a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, BCCC. It is the independent self-regulatory body set up by IBF (Indian Broadcasting Foundation) to examine content related complaints against GECs. It is India’s most credible self-regulatory mechanism for non-news television She has also set up her own school to help stimulate the cause of quality school education.
Chaired Expert Committee on “Violence against Women of Minority Communities in India” which focused on women of all six religious minority communities viz. Muslim, Parsees, Buddhists, Christians, Jain, and Sikhs,
Initiated a policy consultation on ICT for women, as a way to democratize information, communications and participation of women in the generation of knowledge with a belief that ICT is the most tangible tool to fight gender discrimination; which can help women bootstrap themselves out of discrimination.
Organized learning workshop with EWR’s in Sitapur Uttar Pradesh, enabling the Role of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs)at the Local/District Level to Address Gender Based Violence (GBV)
On invitation from British High Commission of India visited UK as part of high level delegation of four prominent members of the Indian Muslim Community aimed at deepening co-operation and understanding between the two countries and communities and to enable build understanding on issues of inter-faith and multiculturalism in the UK.
Visited Republic of Korea – Seoul, on Invitation from United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and participated in the
event ‘Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development’ organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the UNDESA and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) with collaboration and support of the Government of the Republic of Korea.
On Panel Gender Issues – Women in Leadership (Global Forum), Geneva in 2014 Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London – UK…Special Invitee for the event hosted by Sayeeda Warsi, FCO Minister for the UN, International Justice and Human Rights.