THE FOUNDING MOTHERS
15 Women Architects of the Indian Constitution
A member of International Jurist Forum and a Supreme Court lawyer of two decades standing, Sr. Mary Scaria is also a well-known human rights activist and an educator par excellence. Apart from her L.L.M., she has a P.G.D. in Advanced Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, from Sweden. She has held several responsibilities. Currently she is Honorary Secretary of the Constitutional Cause and President of the Peoples Initiative for Legal Literacy, Advocacy and Research (PILLAR). She has worked immensely on gender justice and equality, human rights, minority rights and has written extensively. She has authored over 20 books, including Education and Minority Rights in the Context of Recent Supreme Court verdicts published in October 2014. She is also a much sought after resource person in the TOT on gender, legal awareness, minority rights, human rights and feminism.
Advocate Dr. Shalu Nigam is an author, research scholar and activist. She has obtained a Masters and Ph.D in Social Work besides getting an LLB as part of her academic qualification and has ever since been engaged in advocacy, research and action for social change. She has been working on Gender, Governance and Law issues and has associated with various organizations. She has earlier worked as a Senior Fellow with the Indian Council for Social Science Research. Her experience in working at the grassroot level besides her personal journey to justice, informs her activism, advocacy as well as research. She has written several books, research papers and articles on social and legal issues including on the Right to Information, Consumer Rights and Women Rights.