France confers top civilian honor on Anjali Gopalan
France conferred its highest civilian award ‘Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’ on social worker and founder of NGO Naz Foundation Anjali Gopalan for her work on transgenders and HIV positive patients.
Who is Anjali Gopalan?
Anjali Gopalan (56) is an Indian Human Rights and Animal Rights activist, founder and executive director of The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, an NGO dedicated to the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India mainly focused on women and children.
She started her carrer as a social worker and worked on issues related to HIV/AIDS and marginalized communities in New York, United States.
The Naz Foundation was founded by her in 1994 which has since then brought positive changes the lives of transgenders, homosexuals and those with HIV positive.