Saumya Dadoo

Research Associate

Saumya completed a B.A in Human Rights & Gender and Sexuality Studies from Bard College, New York (2015) and an M.A in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London (2018). Previously, Saumya worked at the Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, and v-shesh, Chennai.

She has been involved in feminist advocacy efforts as a coordinator for ‘Account for This’ at SOAS and ‘I Will Go Out India’. She runs ‘The Prison Project’, a social media platform for dialogue and action around prisons and detention in India.

Her research interests include feminist and critical human rights theories, carceral studies, and access to justice.


Five Years Since NALSA: How Have the High Courts Fared?

June 25, 2019

Five years after the NALSA judgement, how have courts and government bodies fared in complying with the right to self-identify? This piece presents an analysis of cases in the High Courts which have dealt with self-identification of gender in employment, inclusion in the police force, and identification changes in educational certificates.

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CLPR & CRR | Karnataka State Consultation | Towards a Rights-Based Approach to Child Marriage

March 15, 2019

On 9th March, 2019, Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) organised a one-day consultation with Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR), to discuss the implementation of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 (PCMA) and the 2016 Karnataka Amendment to the PCMA.

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South Asian Translaw Database | Beta version is now live!

February 15, 2019

The South Asian Translaw Database is a database to collate and present case laws, legislation, policies, and reports pertaining to transgender rights in the South Asian region. The beta version of our database is ready and we are very keen to receive comments and feedback!

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