Shabnam Hashmi is a social activist for more than thirty years. She is associated with the social and democratic platform Anhad. Despite threats of physical assaults, she continues to work on issues related to democracy, secularism, women empowerment, livelihood, gender equality, literacy and adoption.
Founded in 2011, South Asia Journal (SAJ) is a policy magazine focused on issues relating to South Asia. Bearing no political affiliation, the journal’s goal is to provide discerning, critical perspectives on the South Asian sub-continent and its evolving relationship to the broader world. SAJ aims to highlight emerging regional trends, especially issues which call for more emphasis among decision makers and policy framers.