I finished the 5yr law course from Symbiosis Law College, Poona in 2005 after which I pursued Masters in Law from University of Warwick (International Economic Law). I worked as a corporate lawyer in Bombay for Kochhar and Co. for one year and have been now working in Delhi for Ms. Indira Jaising for the past 5 months. I handle all her public interest litigation in various High Courts and the Supreme Court. I worked on the recent writ petition against the stay of the smoke-free rules and was the counsel for the anti tobacco NGOs. I read voraciously and I'm interested in being associated with LASSNET.
Dr. Dina M. Siddiqi is a cultural anthropologist with a strong interest in gender, human rights and transnational feminist politics. She is a South Asia specialist, with particular expertise on gender and Islam in Bangladesh. Her research and publications concern globalization and human rights, non-state dispute resolution systems, and the cultural politics of Islam. Dr. Siddiqi has worked for leading human rights organizations in Bangladesh including Ain o Salish Kendra, and has been a consultant for UNDP, UNICEF and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka. She teaches anthropology and gender studies on a part-time basis in the United States. Dr. Siddiqi was Senior Research Associate at the Alice Paul Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004-2007 and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka in 2002. She is currently a core resource person and adjunct faculty member at the Centre for Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS at the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka. She is part of the Core Advisory Group of the South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainers (SANGAT) and a member of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).