Itla Ragiri Jayalakshmi

Equality Fellow

Jayalakshmi graduated from National Law School of India University, Bangalore with B.A. LLB (Hons.) in the year 2017. Subsequently, she worked in the field of medical law for almost a year and practiced commercial areas of practice for a brief period of about four months under a senior counsel.

Her interests lie in understanding the intersectionality of social identities such as class, caste and gender contributing to the systematic oppression and role of policy making and law towards social transformation.

Blog

Implementation of Legislation Addressing Gender Injustice in Andhra Pradesh, Pt 1: POCSO Act

March 27, 2019

We analyse the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 in Andhra Pradesh. We perform both a quantitative and qualitative analysis. It is the first post in a three-part series on legislation addressing gender injustices in the State.

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Implementation of Legislation Addressing Caste-Based Discrimination in Andhra Pradesh: POA Act

March 18, 2019

We analyse the implementation of several salient features of the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 in the state of Andhra Pradesh. We note a high rate of pendency and low rates of conviction, despite the prevalence of caste-specific practices such as the Devadasi system and Manual Scavenging.

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