Zakia Soman is co-Founder of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan which strives for muslim womens’ citizenship rights as well as for gender justice in Islam [www.bmmaindia.com]. She is the Founder of Centre for Peace Studies which is engaged in knowledge activism for peace and justice, religious tolerance, pluralism and issues of minorities. She is on the India Core Committee of Saape – South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication that engages on issues of poverty regionally across South Asian countries. She received the Outstanding Women Achievers’ award from the National Commission for Women in 2014. She featured in BBC’s 100 Fearless Women [ 100 Bekhauf Andolankari Auratein] in November, 2015. As petitioner along with her co-Founder, she won the legal case wherein the Bombay High Court ordered women to be allowed entry into the Haji Ali Dargah in a landmark ruling on 26th August 2016. She was petitioner in the triple talaq matter in the Supreme Court and campaigned extensively for its abolition. In its verdict of 22nd August, 2017, the Supreme Court set triple talaq aside. In a period spanning over 25 years she has taught at the Gujarat University, been an editor and a director in a voluntary organization.