Vasantha is an independent women’s rights activist from India, who has been working to better the condition of women and political prisoners, bringing light to the multiple atrocities faced by them. She was involved in several fact-findings with an All India Women’s team to uncover the conditions surrounding dowry deaths, honor killings, sexual violence on women and female infanticide. Over the last decade, she has been involved in defending the rights of political prisoners, who are being unfairly incarcerated utilizing draconian laws such as UAPA and AFSPA, and has been personally fighting for the release of her husband Dr. G.N. Saibaba, who is also a human rights defender. She is presently residing in New Delhi.