Atnike is a human rights activist who is currently working as the East Asia Programme Manager of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). She has been working in human rights fields for more than 15 years, namely: the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) from 2000 – 2010. She has extensive experiences on international human rights mechanisms namely: the UN Human Rights Commission which later was transformed into the Human Rights Council, ASEAN Human Rights mechanisms, and transitional justice. She also teaches at the Postgraduate School on Diplomacy at Paramadina University. Feminism has been one of her area of interests so as she is also an active member of Journal Perempuan – an Indonesian feminist journal. Her works mainly focus on issues in the area of human rights, feminism, and social policy.

She holds BA degree on Social Welfare from the University of Indonesia. In 2006 she received a Chevening Award from the British Government for her master degree and later received her Master of Science on Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is currently a doctorate candidate on Social Welfare at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Indonesia.