Aliya Bashir is an independent journalist covering India and Indian-administered Kashmir with a focus on human rights, gender justice, women’s issues, the environment, healthcare, education and minorities. She has written and reported for The Guardian, Time, Reuters, Global Press Journal, UPI, Inter Press Service and many more. She is the winner of the 2015 Schizophrenia Research Foundation-Press Institute of India “Media for Mental Health” award for best reporting on mental health issues in India and is also an International Women’s Media Foundation and Population Reference Bureau grantee.