Vrinda is a lawyer, researcher, human rights and women’s rights activist based in New Delhi. As a lawyer she has appeared in landmark human rights cases and represented women and child survivors of domestic and sexual violence, victims and survivors of communal massacre, extrajudicial killings and custodial torture, sexual minorities, trade unions and political activists. She has contributed to the drafting of several milestone laws in the country including the 2013 Criminal Law Amendment to the law against sexual assault; the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012; the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010; a law for protection from Communal and Targeted Violence. A member of many government committees in India and a prominent commentator in the media, she is presently a Research Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. She is a member of the UN Women India Civil Society Advisory Group, and was also named among one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2013.