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TEDxNSIT-Shruti Pandey-Cause-Lawyering:Going Beyond the Law

Shruti Pandey works on rights and governance issues in the Ford Foundation's New Delhi office. Her grant making supports the creation of effective institutions and mechanisms for people to demand and access their economic and social rights, including housing, education, health, land, food and employment, and to have remedies available to challenge their violations. Her work focuses mainly on India, but also supports human rights advocates in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation in 2010, Shruti worked as human rights lawyer for more than 15 years, focusing on the rights of women, persons with disabilities, trafficked persons and health rights in India. She was associated with several landmark cases of public interest litigation in the Supreme Court of India on issues such as: child marriages; workplace sexual harassment; human trafficking; unsafe/coercive sterilization of women; access to antiretroviral drugs; and uniform civil law for adoption of children in India. She also led the drafting of a national health bill for the government of India and has been part of Indian law and policy reform on several other human rights issues. She delivers a talk here at TEDxNSIT on Cause Lawyering and going beyond the law.
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