Neelam is a founding member and Executive Director of Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication Centre, Lahore and a member of the Women’s Action Forum. Her research interest lies in exploring how gendered structures and cultural norms in Pakistan shape women’s experiences and narratives. She is currently involved with research on forced marriage and women’s inheritance rights.

She has undertaken research for the Pathways to Women’s Empowerment Programme in the Changing Narratives of Sexuality theme and has highlighted various forms of sexual and gender-based violence in Pakistan that stem from patriarchal structures. She has edited and written a number of books including children’s stories and has translated two novels by women writers into English.