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Ruchira Gupta


Ruchira Gupta is a journalist from India who has put an international spotlight on human trafficking through her writing and film work. Ms. Gupta received the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2009 for her relentless efforts to end human trafficking and gender based violence. She directed and produced The Selling of Innocents, based on her journalistic efforts in Nepal and India, which won an Emmy award in 1997. Most recently, she worked with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) as Director of the UNIFEM Media Unit to raise awareness about trafficking and other forms of violence against women. Ms. Gupta is the Founder and President of Apne Aap, a nongovernmental organization in India that works to create international partnerships to defend and ensure women’s and children’s rights to survival, protection, development, and equal participation.