Combating Barriers and Expanding Opportunities for Women in Public Service in India

October 26, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Event Co-sponsors: 
Asia Program

Indira Jaising is an eminent Supreme Court lawyer and the first woman Assistant Solicitor General of India. She served as a member of the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Jaising, who became the first woman to be designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Bombay in 1986, has fought several landmark cases focusing on human rights and protection of rights of women. The President of India awarded her the Padma Shree in 2005 for her public service.

4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Rangita de Silva de Alwis // Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI)
    Senior Scholar Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College
  • Indira Jaising // Global Fellow
    Additional Solicitor General, India; Former member, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
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