Shampa Sengupta

Shampa Sengupta is an activist working on disability and gender issues for last 25 years.
She is the Founder-Director of Sruti Disability Rights Centre, a non-funded advocacy group that works on disability and gender rights. She started her work-life by organising Kolkata’s first ever parents group of intellectually disabled children.
She later worked with Crisis Intervention centre for women and also worked as Principal of Computer Training centre for the Visually Impaired.
She is at present actively involved in state level networks of womens groups and Paschim Banga Rajya Pratibandhi Sammelani, the largest DPO of West Bengal. Though trained in special education, Shampa worked for inclusion of children with disabilities. She has several research papers as well as published articles. She has experiences of working with National Commission for Women on different studies – she is associated with Women’s Studies Centre at Jadavpur University and Calcutta University and a life member of Indian Association of Women’s Studies. Presently her focus is on policy level changes on women with disabilities and has been working on making Indian laws and policies on women pertinent to lives of disabled women.