Meet the Team
Board of Trustees
Dr. Nisha Srivastava
Prof. Azra Musavi
Ms. Renu Mishra is the Executive Director at AALI has been leading the organization since 2016. As an experienced lawyer, she has been active in the field of women’s rights and empowerment for two decades now. Her work centers around ensuring the access to justice for women and children. Ms. Mishra specializes in feminist counseling, casework strategy, socio-legal intervention in gender-based violence and promoting women’s socio-economic and civil and political rights. She acts as a technical member and consultant to several national networks as well as state and central departments. In 2016, her contribution to women’s rights in Uttar Pradesh was recognized and honored by the State Government. In 2014 she was presented with the Hindustan Times Woman of the Year Award for her work on women’s empowerment. She holds an L.L.B. degree from Lucknow University, and a master's degree in Commerce. She joined AALI in 2002.
Coordinator – Women Leadership & Community Initiatives
Anshumala is a law degree holder and has an experience of more than 17 years in the social sector field. She leads the Women’s Leadership and Community Initiatives Program with AALI and has been associated with the organization for more than 12 years now. Her expertise includes building capacity of
women leaders and mobilizing community for attainment of social-economic rights. She is also guiding the established Casework Centres to effectively replicate the model of Community Intervention Program
in other districts of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Bihar She also holds an MPhil degree in
Reshma has been working with AALI since 2013 and is currently leading the Jharkhand Unit at AALI. With over 19 years of experience in the development sector, she has intervened extensively on issues of women and child trafficking. She has also been engaged in advocacy at the state level with the government and the officials of various departments. She holds an MA degree in Human Rights from Ranchi University and PG in Rural Development from IGNOU, Ranchi.
Coordinator- Resource Centre
Apoorva is a lawyer with vast experience in the social justice sector. She has been with AALI since 2011. She has worked extensively on providing direct socio-legal support in cases of gender and identity- based violence. Her prolonged experience in the area of feminist-legal practices and multidimensional access to justice at the grassroots has aided her in taking up role to establish casework centres in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar. Currently she is heading the Resource Centre by using her ground
knowledge and expertise in developing the CSOs, and different stakeholder’s capacities through trainings and workshops. She is also taking lead in building evidences through researches for advocacy with state for better implementation of laws related to women on ground.
Aalima Zaidi is a practicing lawyer and currently leads the casework unit at AALI. She joined AALI is 2018 and has extensive experience of facilitating women’s access to justice systems through socio-legal intervention. As a legal expert with a feminist perspective, her work encompasses supporting women’s right to choose in relationships, decision-making, and violence-free life. She is contributing to develop an active Lawyer’s Coalition in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand with focus on Pro-bono Lawyering.
Coordinator- Strategic Partnership
Neetu joined in 2020 and is currently leading Strategic Partnership Unit at AALI. She is a law degree holder and is active in the field of social justice and gender equality for more than 17 years. She has vast experience in casework and capacity building and has provided technical support to state
stakeholders and grassroots workers in the past. Her role is to Initiate, coordinate and collaboration dialogue with media, government, bureaucrats, academia, police advisory, DLSA, lawyers, women and child rights commission CSO’s etc and built and sustain collaboration (state and national) with the relevant stakeholders. She is contributing to develop an active Women Rights Coalition in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Jharkhand with focus on raising voices against Gender Based Violence.
Sonali has been working with AALI since 2019. She is a semi-qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) having 6+ years of experience in the field of Finance, Accounts, Compliance, Due Diligence, Taxation, Audit and Reporting. She has vast experience of conducting audits of governmental and non- governmental institutions and organizations. She has completed her B.Com (Hon) degree from Lucknow University. She is currently pursuing a law degree. She leads operations part of the organization which
includes Finance, Governance, HR & administration, MEAL, Documentation, Proposal & Report Writing