Mansi Singh

Research Associate

Mansi graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2017 with a Masters in Political Science. She went on to pursue an M.Sc. in International Social and Public Policy from the London School of Economics in 2019.

She has previously worked with the Government of India on the National Health Protection Scheme, and as a Researcher at the LSE South Asia Centre. At CLPR, she works on discrimination and intersectionality with a focus on caste and gender.

Her areas of interest are sexuality, gender rights with a focus on transgender rights, and sociality of exclusion.

 

Publications

Blog

Welfare as a Human Right: An Intersectional Approach to Trans Rights in India

April 12, 2022

In this article, published by the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Mansi Singh, and Mihir Rajamane explore the need to accommodate welfare in judicial analysis of LGBTQ+ rights, by acknowledging close intersections between queer identities and identities of caste, disability and class.

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CLPR | Trans Law Quarterly | Issue VI

June 28, 2022

This Pride Month, we are happy to present to you the VI Issue of our Trans Law Quarterly. In the past two years of the pandemic, we witnessed the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ activists, policymakers, litigants and judicial officers which resulted in timely court orders and policies safeguarding and advancing the rights of transgender persons. Putting together the quarterly has provided us a chance to reflect on how far we have come and how long the road ahead is.

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Consultation on the Freedom of Marriage and Association and Prohibition of Honour Crimes Bill, 2022

May 20, 2022

CLPR held a consultation on its draft Freedom of Marriage and Association and Prohibition of Honour Crimes Bill in Jaipur on 16th May 2022. The consultation was held in collaboration with Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRD Net) and supported by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Rajasthan and Manuski.

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The Need for a Law on Honour Crimes

May 13, 2022

Last month, a Special Court at Madurai convicted 10 of committing an honour crime in Tamil Nadu. The verdict led to renewed demands for a separate legislation that targets the heinous acts known as ‘honour killings’. This piece outlines the current legal framework for dealing with such acts and how a targeted law will be better equipped to ensure their deterrence. 

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