Dr. Vibhuti Patel is Professor, Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is trustee of Ausandhan Trust and VACHA in Mumbai and OLAKH in Vadodara, Gujarat. She is a Governing Board member of Centre for Social Studies (Surat), Institute of Community Research Organisation (Mumbai) and Women Power Connect (Delhi). During 1992- 93, she was a visiting faculty at the Development Studies Institute of The London School of Economics and Political Science. She has authored a book Women’s Challenges of the New Millennium, Co-authored Indian Women -Change and Challenge and edited Discourse on Women and Empowerment and Girls and girlhood at the Threshold of Youth and Gender.