New York, NY
Divya Srinivasan is a lawyer from India who is committed to working on the promotion of gender rights. In India, Divya worked with local NGOs and human rights lawyers on issues related to human rights, LGBT rights, and laws relating to sexual offences. She also advised clients on the law related to sexual harassment at the workplace. At HLS, Divya pursued a concentration in International Human Rights, and focused her course work on issues related to human rights and gender rights. She also worked on a project related to the rights of Muslim women as part of the International Human Rights Clinic. She was a member of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Law and International Development Society. Divya will spend her fellowship year working as a staff attorney for Equality Now, in New York. At Equality Now, Divya will use regional and international law, along with other advocacy tools to work for the promotion and protection of the rights of women and girls around the world. As a staff attorney, Divya will work on several advocacy projects and submissions to human rights bodies, aimed at making a meaningful impact on women’s and girls’ rights and their lives. In particular, she will be working with the organization’s Legal Equality and End Sexual Violence programs.