Binalakshmi is a winner of CNN-IBN Indian of the Year award 2011. She is the founder of Women Gun Survivors Network, an NGO based in Manipur. She and her team work towards uplifting women from the trauma and agony faced in armed conflict by helping them to find ways to heal the scars that decades of violence have caused to the community. She was also awarded the Sean Macbide Peace Centre in the Norwegian Capital Oslo in 2010. She is a dynamic regular speaker at conclaves, panel discussions and also at Harvard.