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CHARU WALIKHANNA

CHARU WALIKHANNA

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CHARU WALIKHANNA

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Dr Charu is a leading women's rights lawyer, former Member National Commission for Women (NCW) and Executive, Supreme Court Bar Association. Nominated by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as Member Core Group on Women, she has been working on gender issues for over two decades. A PhD in Law, ‘Group ‘A’ Panel Counsel for the Union of India in Supreme Court, she is also an eminent jurist serving on a number of public sector and college committees under the POSH Act. 

 

Charu started her career in  the world of advertising and achieved success at an early age. Disturbed by the inequalities in society she founded Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar(SAFMA), an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.

 

Some of her Previous Speaking Engagements:

 

  • Symposium on “Need to provide a safety Net for Women Workers in the informal sector by Human Right Defence International (HRDI)."
  • Discussion 'The Slaughterhouse of Wombs' (30.08.2019) in backdrop of news of 4542 women sugarcane cutter workers of Beed, Maharashtra compelled to remove their wombs to earn their livelihood.
  • NHRC’s One Day Meeting on "One Stop Centre" (26.09.2017) addressed senior officials from States of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of WCD, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Law and Justice, NALSA& NGOs.

 

Publications:

  1. Sita Returns: Modern India through her Eyes
  2. STUDY FOR NHRC Status and Functioning of Local Complaints Committees under The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and awareness levels among women in the work force;
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  • Organisation:

    Safma
  • Designation:

    President
  • Industry:

    Legal
  • Function:

    Executive
  • Location:

    Delhi, India
  • Delivery Type:

    Varied
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