Madhu Bhushan has worked with Vimochana, a womens rights organization, initiated in 1979 by the Centre for Informal Development Studies (CIEDS)collective. Vimochana grew out of the need for a public forum that would stand for organised resistance to the increasing violence on women and would be assertive in challenging the pervading apathy to the problems of women in the context of larger structures of violence and power. Madhu is a leading activist in India to assert the rights of women and disenfranchised communities. She is currently an independent researcher.