Asha George is a qualitative researcher engaged with health systems to advance health and social justice in low- and middle-income countries. With a gender and rights lens, she focuses on the frontline interface and governance of services taking into consideration community engagement and health worker perspectives. She is currently the South African Research Chair in Health Systems, Complexity and Social Change at the University of the Western Cape and on leave of absence from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Apart from being an advisor to UNICEF, WHO and USAID on community based approaches, she also co-founded and led RinGS, which collectively galvanizes attention to gender power relations in health systems (http://resyst.lshtm.ac.uk/rings). In India, she partnered with allies across community, district, state and national health systems to advance maternal health from a gender and rights perspective.