Patricia Mary Mukhim

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Patricia Mary Mukhim is an Indian social activist, writer, journalist and the editor of Shillong Times, known for her social activism and her writings on mining in Meghalaya and Khasi people of the state. She also contributes articles to other publications such as The Statesman, The Telegraph, Eastern Panorama and The North East Times. A recipient of honours such as Chameli Devi Jain award, ONE India award, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FLO award, Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity award, Siva Prasad Barooah National award and North East Excellence award, she was honoured by the Government of India, in 2000, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.

She is the founder of Shillong, We Care a non-governmental organization involved in the fight against the militancy in Meghalaya. She is a member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India and serves as a member of the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, India. Mukhim is the director of Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre, Shillong, a trustee of the Centre of North East Studies and policy research (CNES) and vice president of Indo Global Service Society. She is on the board of Women’s Regional Network, a cross-border women’s forum involving women from the Indian subcontinent.