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I am an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the policy making and development research. I hold MBA and Master in Social Work in Community Organisation and Development Practices; and have years of experience of working and collaborating with Government and Non-Government organisations including agencies of United Nations like UN Women, UNODC, ILO, National Human Rights Commissions, INGO etc. I am skilled in Policy making, Project management, Team leading, Statistical Data Analysis, International Relations, Teaching, Training, fund raising, Community Organizing, and leading cum managing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  Before joining to ISS, I was leading a national team of researcher for a National Research Study on Human Trafficking in India, which was commissioned by National Human Rights Commission of India and was a collaboration of UN Women, UNODC, ILO, Ministry of Women and Child Developement, National Commission for Women, Tata Trusts,Tata Institute of Social Sciences and allied organisations. I also have contributed in the development of National Law of Human Trafficking in India, which was later passed in lower house of Indian Parliament.   Presently, I am enagaged with a research project on Human Trafficking, as a part of Vital Cities and Citizen Project of Erasmus University where I focus on the voices of marginalized in the human trafficking discourse of India. My current project is particularly enagaed with migrant sex and construction workers in India. Also, I am part of several social justice and solidarity movements and groups working across the world.      

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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