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Madhu Mehra

Added on: Dec 12, 2016

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2017

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PLD is a legal resource group committed to the realization of social justice and equality for all women. We believe that the attainment of women’s equality is integral to the pursuit of social justice; and rights are necessary means by which discrimination and marginalisation be challenged, and equality facilitated.

As a legal resource group, law is a primary site of engagement for us. We believe that the pursuit of human rights and social transformation through the law are possible only when combined with mobilisation, rights education and empowerment carried out in collaboration with other social justice actors. Our work methods therefore involve partnerships and collaborations at the community, state, national and regional levels, combining diverse strengths to monitor, create knowledge and advocate for the realisation of social justice and women’s equality. Additionally, partnerships are also an effective means by which we develop capacities, leadership and a community of practice in the women’s rights sector.


Madhu Mehra

Madhu Mehra is a feminist lawyer, a founding member and Executive Director of Partners for Law in Development (PLD), a legal resource group working in the fields of social justice and women's rights in India. She works at the Asia Pacific level through the Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW-AP). She has written extensively on CEDAW, and women's rights in contexts of culture, family, sexuality; she undertook the review of 15 years of the mandate of the of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. As a trainer on CEDAW, her work includes designing and conducting trainings for governmental and non-governmental institutions in India, South and South East Asia.


Mrinalini Ravindranath

Lawyer/researcher in the area of human rights in criminal law, with a specific focus on gender and justice.