Author, Poet and Social Worker
Rashmi Anand, once a victim of Domestic violence, now works with the issues that devastated her life and the lives of her children.
She is an Author, Poet and Social Worker, working primarily with issues of Gender Violence and Domestic Violence.
Rashmi is the recipient of the Naari Shakti Puraskaar from the President of India, the Neerja Bhanot Award, the Karmaveer Jyoti, the Karmaveer Puraskaar, Doordarshan’s Woman Achiever Award of Aadhi Abaadi Baat Naari Ki, the CNN-IBN Zindagi Live Award, the Bharat Excellence Award, the Indian Woman Achiever’s Award and the Award for Literature from the Indian Council for UN Relations.
The published author of 13 books on gender violence, love, abundance, joy, hope, the human spirit, life and death, Rashmi also writes children’s books.
She runs the Woman of the Elements Trust that gives free legal aid to women and child victims of Violence who are below the earning capacity of Rs. 5000.
Rashmi gives talks and lectures in schools, colleges and universities as well as corporate houses on similar topics, and works with the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace law.
She also gives inspirational talks on her life, on breaking through and on the human spirit at various forums.
She has been on social awareness shows on various national channels including Satyamev Jayate, and documentaries and articles on her life have been done on her life across the globe.
The 2010 Delhi Police Calendar was based on her life and her first book.
The latest issue of the Chicken Soup for the Soul inspirational series of books carries the story of her life entitled Awakening.