Priti Patkar, is the co-founder and Executive Secretary of the NGO, Prerana, working to end intergenerational trafficking and protect rights of children. She created ‘Night Care Centre’ for the safety of children living in the brothel area which is the first of its kind in the world. Over the past 33 years, over 15000 children have benefited from comprehensive support. In 2009, Prerana was also awarded for its work on child protection by the Star Foundation, United Kingdom. Priti is a graduate from the School of Social Work at Nirmala Niketan, College of Social Work. She stood first in her specialisation in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 1986. Priti was appointed on the central advisory Committee to combat trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation. She has been a visiting faculty in the Department of Social Work, Amrita University; a guest faculty at Tata Institute of Social Science and Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work. In 1989, she received the Ashoka Fellowship from the Ashoka Foundation USA. She is also the recipient of the Nari Shakti Puraskar, awarded by the President of India. In July 2021, she has been appointed as a Member of the Central Authority (NALSA).