Chetna Verma is a freelance journalist who was formerly an assistant editor with the Charkha Development Communication Network. She has also worked in rural communities in the conflict-affected regions of Jammu and Kashmir for over four years, focusing on training youths to write about their development issues. As part of a National Media Fellowship provided by National Foundation of India, she has worked in the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand highlighting stories on women's health in the context of climate change. She has also been awarded with a Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity in 2013-14 for her article on women in conflict, which focuses on women who are fighting against the denial and deprivation that they face in a conflict situation.

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