Ruchira Gupta is a feminist campaigner, writer, visiting professor at New York University, and founder of the Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide and Apne Aap International. She has won an Emmy, the Clinton Global Citizen Award, the United Nations NGO CSW Woman of Distinction of Award, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, the highest French civilian distinction. She has edited two anthologies, River of Flesh & Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction and As if Women Matter: The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader, and is the editor of a SAGE-published bi-annual journal, Antyajaa: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change.