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.


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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APU Colloquium Series | Surrogacy in India | Lecture by Dr. M Rao

January 23, 2019

Dr. Mohan Rao’s lecture on Surrogacy & Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) traced the history of surrogacy in India, within the context of an international “bio-economy.” He critiques reproductive rights arguments which centre on “women’s choice”, warning that they potentially obscure the exploitation of women’s reproductive labour. He highlights how caste, poverty, and rural status inflect women’s reproductive choices and agency.

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