The Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum (DHCWLF) is organizing a webinar on the topic "Feminist Lawyering: From Invisible to Invincible" under its 'Virtual Canteen' programme.
Date and Time: November 6, 2020, 5:00 pm
- Indira Jaising, Senior Advocate: Indira Jaising is a senior advocate who is well known for human right activism. She was the first woman to be designated Senior Advocate by the High Court of Bombay.
She devoted a lot of her time to feminism and also co-founded an NGO, Lawyers Collective. Her primary forte has been to fight for the rights of the marginalized, particularly women, LGBTQ people, sex workers and many more economically and socially disadvantaged groups. She has the victory to gain landmark legal battles, particularly those dealing with Christian women's battles, Sabrimala case, natural guardian in child custody cases and even the striking down of the instant triple talaq as being unconstitutional and many such cases which symbolize the fact that she has traced a successful journey as a legal and a human right activist.
- Nitya Ramakrishnan, Advocate: Nitya Ramakrishnan is a well-known practicing lawyer based in New Delhi. She is well-known for her amazing trial defenses in the notable cases such as the Parliament Attack Case and the Haren Pandya Murder case. She is the author of the book "In Custody – Law, Impunity and Prisoner Abuse in South Asia". In addition to that she has also challenged the censorship imposed on documentaries such as Bhopal-Beyond Genocide and Punjab-from behind the barricades which have been political in nature.
Miriam Fozia Rahman, Advocate: Miriam Fozia Rahman is an advocate practicing in Delhi High Court since the year 2005. Having graduated from Aligarh Muslim University in 2004 she started her career with CIDA Government - Canada World Youth & Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses. Also, worked on Refugee law at PILSARC - Public Interest Legal Support and Research Centre, legal implementing partner of the UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi, coordinated institutional support and provided solutions in the various fields of human rights, civil liberties, governance and social justice. She is well known for her social justice lawyering. In March 2020, post the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has also come to aid of various Indian students stranded in different countries due to the cancellation of flights. She is also a highly skilled and trained lawyer and has thorough legal knowledge in various fields of law such as human rights, international law, cyber laws, property laws, civil and criminal laws and matters pertaining to matrimonial laws. She is also actively working in the field of Mediation and Arbitration.
Abhisree Saujanya, Advocate: Abhisree Saujanya is an advocate practicing in New Delhi since 2017. Having graduated from School of Law, Gitam University, she settled in New Delhi to further her practice. Her focus areas of practice have been in the field of civil and commercial laws and dispute resolution. Her fields of interest are dispute resolution and strongly believes in amicable resolution/mediation of disputes between parties, especially in matrimonial cases.
The details of the webinar are as follows:
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz0jpTfVtz4
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