Petitioner 1: Kalpana Mehta, founding member of Saheli Women's Resource Centre. For 30 years, she has been active in the women's health movement. She worked on campaigns against hazardous contraceptives and for a women-centric approach to contraception. For the past years she has been with the organization Manasi Swasthya Sansthan in Indore to provid equality health care to economically disadvantaged women.
Petitioner 2: Nalini Bhanot, Voluntary Health Association of India in the area of public health. She has authored Taking Sides, a book on primary health care issues and has worked on child rights and various other initiatives relating to PDS, an acute Iodine deficiency.
Petitioner 3: V Rukmini Rao from the Gramya Resource Centre for Women. The Centre's vision is to create a just society, which will provide more political, social and economic opportunities for women. They especially focus on tribal and dalit women, to help them achieve their rights, improve their lives and realize their potential. They work closely with community-based organizations, women's organizations, youth leadership, and like-minded civil society organizations to seek justice for marginalized communities.