“Words Are Understood By Knowledge And Meaning By Experience.”

– Chanakya, Indian legendary advisor and strategist in 321 BCE.

Vineeta brings her passion, education, knowledge, and experience of three decades to catalyze critical thinking, forge strategies, facilitate empowered collaborations, and inspire action.

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On the way to flood-prone regions in north-western Bangladesh to visit children in Boat Schools.

At 21, Vineeta joined the National Council of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), the governing body of India’s membership-based pioneer human rights organization. PUCL leaders included Gandhian leader Jaya Parkash Narayan, YP Chhibbar, Justice VM Tarkunde, Justice Rajinder Sachar, Arun Shourie, Arun Jaitley (Finance Minister of India), and Rajni Kothari.

Vineeta fearlessly advocated for justice, equity, and accountability at great threat to her career and life.

With Justice MN Venkatachaliah, 25th Chief Justice of India, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Chairperson of National Commission for Review of Working of the Indian Constitution, recipient of Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor, and a legendary jurist.

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Vineeta has shared the dais with the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India MN Venkatachaliah, Supreme Court Justice Kuldeep Singh, Justice Ajit Singh Bains, Minister of Defense (Fr) George Fernandez, Chief Minister of Punjab, Surjit Singh Barnala, “Bandit Queen”Phulan Devi, and many other political and human rights leaders. Over the course of her career, she has spoken to a variety of groups, from rural women in Punjab to 15,000 people at The Mall in Washington D.C.

As a leading global health expert and human rights advocate, Vineeta has conducted workshops on health policies and advocacy, empowered partnerships, and health equity, and has been invited to speak at over 60 universities across the U.S and Europe. She is widely covered in print and online media, globally, including the Washington Post, Voice of America, NPR, The Economic Times, The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Daily Star, China Daily, NPR, U.S. News, Devex, BMJ, New Humanitarian, World Report, FOX News, and CNN.

At National Press Club, Washington D.C., speaking about the impact of U.S. economic policies on health and women, globally.

Work experience in over 30 countries.

Vineeta brings a unique combination of expertise in nonprofit management, strategy development, clinical and public health, health equity approaches, and with the ability to analyze, strategize, inspire, and drive action. She has used this expertise to lead programs in more than 30 countries; and to support the capacity strengthening of over 140 nonprofit organizations and professional associations globally, by facilitating self-developed, multi-year plans to achieve organizational efficiency and sustainability.

She provided technical expertise to develop participatory investment strategies, resource mobilization, and strengthen health systems integrating a rights approach. Her donor experience includes: USAID, U.S. Department of State, Inter-American Development Bank, Gates Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UNICEF, Laerdal Global Health, Warren Buffet Foundation, Nike Foundation, John M. Lloyd Foundation, Moriah Fund, Johnson & Johnson, Adobe Foundation, Goldman Sachs Foundation, and Bloomberg Philanthropy.

Leading a maternal and child health capacity building workshop in Uganda.

Mobilized and led an interfaith peace march with participation from more than 6,000 people, from major political parties and religious group, in wake of atrocities against religious minorities in India.

Vineeta was awarded the “Rotary Service to Humanity Award” in recognition of her work in human rights, advancing accountability, and the crusade against corruption. She received the award from the International Institute of Education to work on a World Bank accountability project at the Center For Economic and Social Justice in New York. Vineeta received a full scholarship from the University of Notre Dame Law School and earned her LLM in International Human Rights Law.

Although she is thankful for all recognition, she is most proud of the Sanghera People’s Appreciation Award for building an 18-months long campaign in rural India to seek justice for crimes against women. Many global organizations have cited her work, including Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, Denmark, National Human Rights Commission of India, Danish Immigrant Services, and the U.S. State Department.

Leading a protest as part of a campaign to demand action on crimes against women.

With her extended family in front of her grandfather’s portrait.

Raised in India, Vineeta carries forward a tradition of more than four generations of advocacy and action for social causes. Her great grandfather was a community leader, and her grandfather founded a school for girls that introduced STEM education in the 1950’s. Vineeta’s mother was the first science teacher recruited by her grandfather from another state to teach science. It was not common in those days for a single, young woman to move far from home on her own, but her parents were ahead of their time, and were strong and passionate human rights activists.

Vineeta is a montage of lived experiences, multi-cultural exposure, a lifelong quest for learning, a passion for children’s health and safety, women’s leadership, and empowered partnerships for health. She used research, evidence, and a creative approach to win landmark class action cases in Indian courts, including Vineeta Gupta v. State of Punjab, where she successfully argued in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to remove all instruments of torture from police stations, CIA staff offices, and interrogation centers.

Justice Ajit Singh Bains releasing Vineeta’s report on human rights violations in a high security prison in Punjab, “Caged Human Rights” at Chandigarh Press Club

Chairing webinar, “Protecting Health for Women and Girls in Afghanistan.”

Currently, Vineeta is the Director of the Washington, D.C.-based Secretariat of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership. She heads the Secretariat team and facilitates a 15-member, governing body covering five continents. With health equity at the core of all her work, she leads strategic communications, global program strategies, stakeholder engagement, and media advocacy.

Prior to that, Vineeta was director at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, leading their work on Resolve to Save Lives. As Technical Director, Global Women’s Health at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Senior Technical Advisor at University Research Co., she led global projects for maternal, newborn, and child health, integrated health equity into programs, improved quality of care, and built accountability platforms.

At the PAHO meeting in Washington D.C.

In Nepal at a local home for children, that provides a positive environment to live without the stigma often attached to their imprisoned parents’ circumstances.

Vineeta developed capacity strengthening curriculum for Basic Emergency Obstetrics and New-born Care, and has co-authored many clinical and advocacy materials.

Vineeta has also held senior positions at the Global Fund for Children, the Campaign on Microbicides, and the Global AIDS Alliance.

Fluent in four languages, Vineeta obtained a medical degree and a law degree in India and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from University of Notre Dame in the U.S. There is a common theme in her education and work – social justice, health equity, women’s leadership and empowered partnerships.

With her friend, Neza, at her graduation from The University of Notre Dame Law School.

Vineeta’s center of gravity is her home in Maryland, with her wonderful, supportive husband, and beautiful daughter.

At 21, Vineeta joined the National Council of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), the governing body of India’s membership-based pioneer human rights organization. PUCL leaders included Gandhian leader Jaya Parkash Narayan, YP Chhibbar, Justice VM Tarkunde, Justice Rajinder Sachar, Arun Shourie, Arun Jaitley (Finance Minister of India), and Rajni Kothari.

Vineeta has shared the dais with Chief Justice Supreme Court of India (Fr) MN Venkatachaliah, Supreme Court Justice Kuldeep Singh, Justice Ajit Singh Bains, Minister of Defense (Fr) George Fernandez, Chief Minister of Punjab, Surjit Singh Barnala, “Bandit Queen”Phulan Devi, and many other political and human rights leaders.Over the course of her career, she has spoken to a variety of groupsfrom a few rural women inPunjab to 15,000 people at The Mall in Washington DC

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As a leading global health expert and human rights advocate, Vineeta has conducted workshops on health policies and advocacy, empowered partnerships, and health equity and has been invited to speak in over 60 universities in the U.S and Europe.She is widely covered in print and online media globally, including Washington Post, Voice of America, NPR, The Economic Times, The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Daily Star, China Daily, NPR, U.S. News, Devex, BMJ, New Humanitarian, and World Report, FOX News, and CNN.

Vineeta brings a unique combination of expertise in nonprofit management, strategy development, clinical and public health, health equity approaches, and the ability to analyze, strategize, inspire, and drive action. She has led programs in more than 30 countries. She supportedthe capacity strengtheningof over 140 nonprofit organizations and professional associations globally by facilitating self-developed multi-year plans to achieve organizational efficiency and sustainability.

She provided technical expertise to develop participatory investment strategies, resource mobilization, and strengthen health systems integrating rights approach. Donor experience included USAID, U.S. Department of State, Inter-American Development Bank, Gates Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UNICEF, Laerdal Global Health, Nike Foundation, John M. Lloyd Foundation, Moriah Fund, Johnson & Johnson, Adobe Foundation, Goldman Sachs Foundation, and Bloomberg Philanthropy.

Vineeta was awarded the “Rotary Service to Humanity Award” in recognition of her work in human rights, advancing accountability, and the crusade against corruption.She received the award from the International Institute of Educationto work on World Bank accountability project at the Center For Economic and Social Justice in New York. Vineeta received a full scholarship from N.D. law School to do LL.M in International Human Rights Law.

Although she is thankful for the recognition, most close to her heart is the Sanghera People’s Appreciation Award for building an 18-months long campaign in rural India to seek justice for crimes against women. Many global organizations have cited her work, including Amnesty International, London, Physicians for Human Rights, Denmark, National Human Rights Commission of India, Danish Immigrant Services, and the U.S.State Department.

Raised in India, Vineeta carries forward a tradition of more than four generations of advocacy and action for social causes. Her great grandfather was a community leader. Her grandfather, founded a girls school that introduced STEM education in 1950s. Vineeta’s mother was the first science teacher recruited by her grandfather from another stateto teach science. It was not common in those days for a single young woman to move far from home on her own. Vineeta’s parents, ahead of their times, were strong and passionate human rights activists.

Vineeta is a montage of lived experiences, multi-cultural exposure, a lifelong quest for learning, and a passion for children’s health and safety, women’s empowered and partnerships for health. She usedresearch, evidence, and a creative approach to win landmark class action cases in Indian courts. In Vineeta Gupta Vs State of Punjab, She successfully argued in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to remove all instruments of torture from police stations,CIA staff offices, and interrogation centers.

Currently, Vineeta is the Director of the Washington, DC-based Secretariat of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership. She heads the Secretariat team and facilitates a fifteen-member governing body spanning five continents. With health equity at the core of all her work, she leads strategic communications, global program strategies, stakeholder engagement, and media advocacy.

Prior to that, Vineeta was director at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, leading their work on Resolve to Save Lives. As Technical Director, Global Women’s Health at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Senior Technical Advisor at University Research Co., she led global projects for maternal, newborn, and child health, integrated health equity into programs, improved quality of care, and built accountability platforms.

Vineeta developed capacity strengthening curriculum for Basic Emergency Obstetrics and New-born Care and has co-authored many clinical and advocacy materials.

Vineet also held senior positions at the Global Fund for Children, the Campaign on Microbicides, and the Global AIDS Alliance.

Fluent in four languages, Vineeta obtained a medical degree and a law degree in India and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Notre Dame University in the U.S. There is a common theme in her education and work – social justice, health equity, women’s leadership and empowered partnerships.

Vineeta’s center of gravity is her home in Maryland with her wonderful supportive husband and beautiful daughter.

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