Ms. Anushree Dash

Anushree Dash is a social reformer, human rights activist, writer & entrepreneur based in Odisha. She is widely known as the “Pad Woman” of Odisha for her impeccable work in menstrual health and hygiene for women in Odisha. She is the founder of ADiBha whose mission is to promote the rich textile heritage and craftsmanship of weavers & artisans and to generate livelihood for them. She is currently serving as the State President of the Human Rights Council of Odisha & is an active member of the Women Economic Forum. She has been actively working towards creating menstrual awareness, women empowerment, sex education and gender equality in various parts of Odisha. She has received several accolades and recognition in both national and regional platforms as a woman achiever, social reformer and changemaker.