Pinky has nearly eight years of experience of non-profit as well as corporate sector. Her core skills are development communication, networking and partnership building, advocacy and project management. She is actively engaged with human rights issues related to drug use, anti human trafficking and empowerment of women and children. Since 2007, Pinky has been working with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for South Asia. During her term, Pinky assisted the Office in mainstreaming and addressing its mandates. She has also closely worked with the South Asian media, parliamentarians, corporates, civil society and advocacy groups. Along with a media advocacy group, she helped set up the National coalition of Nepali journalists and artistes to combat human trafficking in Nepal. She has also been involved in sensitizing journalists from the South Asian (SA) region on rights based reporting. She played a critical role in mobilizing and building the capacity of 140 grassroots level NGOs on drugs and HIV/AIDS prevention. Pinky has closely worked with the marginalized communities and women groups of backward states of India such as Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Bihar, UttarPradesh, and Orissa among others. Her previous assignments have been with WWF-India, NERCRMP-IFAD and E, lexicon. Pinky is voluntarily associated with Development Consortium, an NGO that works on development issues, National Media Coalition against Gender Violence, Human Trafficking and HIV/AIDS (media group which promotes rights based reporting in the SA region) and Dishoooom.com, which provides a platform for citizen voice, action and journalism. Pinky holds a B.A. from Cotton College, Assam, India, and a postgraduate degree in advertising and public relations from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications in New Delhi.

Pinky is also an active blogger and uses her blog http://solidarityfordevelopment.wordpress.com/ to highlight the development issues of her country and the region.

Most recently, until August 2009, she was a communication and advocacy officer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for South Asia.

She has also closely worked with the various advocacy media groups and has helped set up the National coalition of Nepali journalists and artistes from film and music industry against human trafficking in Nepal. She has also been involved in sensitizing journalists from the South Asian region on rights based reporting.”

 

Host Organization: Population Action International (PAI)