MayfereenRyntathiang has a Masters in English Literature and Human Rights education, and has recently completed a leadership and human rights course at Columbia University, with the International Indigenous Women Forum.Her main objective is to empower and enhance people’s responsibility for social change through Grassroot, an NGO she founded and heads; she is also an active member of World Mountain People Association (WMPA) in Europe, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, among others.
She has also spoken out on human rights issues at various international conferences during her years of service to society. She was part of the Mountain Community Team that represented Meghalaya at UNESCO, Paris, represented the Presbyterian Church of India in Bangkok, Thailand in a workshop on Human Rights, and participated in a South East Asian exposure trip on Violence Against Women in Bangladesh
She spoke out on land and cultural rights at the United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous issues, at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA, in 2016. As a founder of her own organization and a woman, Mayfereen brings a broad range of experience to the organization.