Transatlantic is proud to announce that Ruchira Gupta has been awarded the 2024 Artist Advocate Award from New Yorkers for Culture and Arts! 

The award was present for her writing and filmmaking, using creativity to address the systemic crime of human trafficking, as well as for taking direct action to change laws, create international funds, and build a center that has served more than 20,000 women and for using art and creativity to help heal and uplift voices of the women she works with.

Ruchira Gupta is a writer, feminist campaigner, professor at New York University and founder of the anti-sex-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide. She won the Clinton Global Citizen award in 2009, the Sera Bangali Award in 2012 and an Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism in 1996. She has helped more than twenty thousand girls and women in India exit prostitution systems. She has also edited As If Women Matter, an anthology of Gloria Steinem’s essays, and written manuals on human trafficking for the UN Office for Drugs and Crime. Ruchira divides her time between Delhi and New York.

Ruchira is represented by Laura Cameron and Samantha Haywood.

Congratulations Ruchira!