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Bondita Acharya

HRD & Member
Women in Governance - Assam

Bondita Acharya is a human rights defender from Assam, in Northeastern India, and a member of  Women in Governance (WinG) Assam. WinG is a network of women activists, leaders and civil society organisations with a common aim of bringing more women in to decision-making processes, as well as promoting peace, security and the empowerment of women. She is also the Northeast coordinator of Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA) and a member of the network Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS).

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in India are particularly vulnerable in rural areas, especially in regions with a heavy presence of the military and armed groups.