Saumya Dadoo

Research Associate

Saumya has recently completed an M.A in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London and holds a B.A in Human Rights with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Bard College, New York.

Prior to CLPR, Saumya worked at the Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai and v-shesh, Chennai.

Saumya’s research interests lie in understanding the social lives of law and justice, gender and sexuality, critical human rights and feminist theories.


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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CLPR Equality Fellowship | Selection Weekend

January 9, 2019

On 12th and 13th January 2019 we will conduct interviews to select up to 6 Equality Fellows who will dedicate the next 2 years to the better implementation of equality and non-discrimination law in India. 13 talented candidates will appear before a 4 member panel of prominent activists and human rights advocates: Mihir Desai, Martin Macwan, Anindya Hajra and Jayna Kothari.

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