Meenakshi Ganguly (@mg2411) is deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, overseeing the work in a number of countries in the region. She joined Human Rights Watch in 2004, and was formerly South Asia director. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Ganguly served as a correspondent for Time Magazine, and before that, worked with the Press Trust of India.
She has researched and documented a broad range of human rights issues in South Asia including failures in the criminal justice system; discrimination based on religion, caste, ethnicity, or sexual orientation; rights of refugees; violence targeting women and children; crackdown on freedom of expression and association; as well serious rights violations during insurgencies and internal armed conflict. She has published numerous articles on South Asia including for the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Scroll, Wire, Dhaka Tribune, The Kathmandu Post, among others.
Ganguly has a Masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics.