renu khanna

April 16, 2015 thumb-Renu-Khanna

Renu Khanna is a feminist women’s health and rights activist. She has a Master in Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, India. She is  a founder trustee of SAHAJ-Society for Health Alternatives based in Vadodara (Gujarat). Renu and some friends started the Women’s Health Advocacy Cell, in the WSRC, MS University in Vadodara in 1992. This evolved into a vibrant interdisciplinary centre called WOHTRAC – Women’s Health Training, Research and Advocacy Centre. Renu was a part of Shodhini a feminist women’s network who wrote Touch Me, Touch Me Not: Women, Plants and Healing published by Kali for Women. She has co-edited Towards Comprehensive women’s Health Policies and Programmes. Renu was an Erasmus Mundus scholar and taught in KIT Amsterdam and QMU Edinburgh in 2008. She has been part of part of a pioneering group in India to design and conduct a 2 week Gender and Health Course as well as a Gendered Research in Health Course in two locations in the country. She is a member of several pro-peoples’ networks, like, the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Medico Friends Circle, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Vadodara and CommonHealth – Coalition for Maternal-Neonatal Health and Safe Abortion.

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