Anjali GopalanCommunity Service (Tamil Nadu, India) 2013
ANJALI GOPALAN – She 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. The foundation currently works on issues of sexuality rights and has changed the lives of LGBT, women’s and children those who live with HIV positive – Providing direct services for HIV-AIDS & Marginalization issues. Circumstances led her to live and care for the affected undocumented migrant labour, schoolchildren, and South Asian communities.
In 2012, Time placed her on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2013 she was awarded Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur `Knight in the order of the legions of Honor’ which is the highest award from France .She is the first Indian Tamil woman awarded with “Legion of Honour.