Chairperson, West Bengal Commission for protection of Child Rights
Ananya Chakraborti is a National Award-winning documentary film-maker and a journalist who has specialized in trafficking and other gender issues. She currently heads the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Prior to her present status as the Chairperson of the WBCPCR, she was the faculty of Department of Mass Communications at St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. A real-life fighter and activist, Ananya was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed novel and award winning film” Dahan” that took off from an incident of her life where she saved a woman from getting molested outside a busy Kolkata metro station. She always fought for women’s right and questioned the stereotypes.