Jayalakshmi

Alumni

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 at understanding 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.

Publications

Blog

Exclusion Amplified: A report on how the pandemic has impacted the trans and intersex community in India

July 25, 2020

This Report is an attempt at presenting the needs and rights of the trans community as enshrined in our constitution to enable a just and dignified life during the Covid pandemic. It documents the specific vulnerabilities of the trans community in India and also suggests ways to address them.

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Tackling Caste Discrimination Through Law: A Policy Brief on Implementation of Caste Discrimination Laws in India

March 14, 2020

This Policy Brief reviews the status of implementation of the three important legislations addressing caste discrimination in India namely, the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and the Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws