Farzana Bari is a prominent Pakistani feminist and a leading voice on human rights in the country. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sussex, UK. She served as the director of the Center of Excellence in Gender Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad and introduced gender studies into civil service exams to pave the way for a better understanding of gender concepts and gender justice at the institutional level. With over 25 years of experience in gender studies, Dr Bari has been a trailblazer in the field. She has contributed numerous academic articles on gender issues to national and international journals and books. Dr Bari’s commitment to social change extends to her role as a senior leader in left-leaning politics. She was the first vice-president of the Awami Workers Party (AWP), which she joined at its formation in 2012 and continues to actively campaign for the marginalized and oppressed. She is an active convener of discussions on socio-economic, political, and religious injustices in Pakistan.