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Surbala Vaish is one of the founding members of Sangtin, now Sangtin Kisaan Mazdoor Sangathan. Since 1996, her work has focused on mobilizing and movement building in 60 villages of Sitapur District. In addition, she has also trained and organized young women and girls who do chikan embroidery in the villages of Sitapur. She works on issues ranging from violence against women, casteism and communalism, and informal education and literacy missions to rural people's right to livelihoods, minimum wages and information. Surbala has traveled extensively throughout Uttar Pradesh and several states of India to participate in regional forums and national dialogues on these subjects.
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