Meet The Core Team

Kirthi Jayakumar


Kirthi is a feminist researcher and lawyer working in the areas of women, peace, transitional justice, and security. She holds a BA LLB(Hons.) from SOEL, Chennai, an MA from UPeace, Costa Rica, and an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies as a Commonwealth Scholar at Coventry University. 

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Vaishnavi Pallapothu

Head, Feminist Foreign Policy

Vaishnavi is a writer, researcher, and the co-host of the Feminifesto podcast. Her core focus areas include foreign policy, intersectional feminism, and international relations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of London.


Esha Meher

Head, Legal Research

Esha Meher is a Human Rights lawyer and the founder of Project Darya, an initiative documenting the intersection of feminism and Islam. She is an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and is equally passionate about legal advocacy and activism.

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Manasa Ram Raj

Head, Legal Research

Manasa is a lawyer from Christ University, Bangalore. She has a keen interest in working around children and gender, international law and peace. Working at the intersection of law, rights and gender, she focuses on understanding intricacies of gender and gender-based violence.

Regular Contributors

Raakhee Suryaprakash

Raakhee Suryaprakash

Raakhee has an MA in International Studies and a BSc in Chemistry. She runs a social enterprise called Sunshine Millennium that helps India's off-grid rural areas achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by setting up solar-powered development centres maintained by local stakeholders.


Harini Ravi

Harini is a masters student at Utrecht University, Netherlands. Harini has previously worked at The World Bank, Chennai as a Knowledge Management analyst. She is also a voice actor for south Indian advertisements and feature films.

Simi Zackariah

Simi Zackariah

A graduate of Commerce from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
Currently involved in the Research Cell and Human Rights Cell at college and actively involved in several activities which serves as a learning process to understand equity and justice through intersectional law.


Aathma Kumar

Aathma is a final Year Law Student at GNLU. She is the Vice-President of LawyersGoProbono, which deals with free Legal aid and Legal Literacy. She is currently engaged in research relating to feminism and Legal Literacy and seeks to create an Gender equal world someday.


Sindhu Priyadarshini Sankar

Sindhu is a mother of two, and an independent marketing consultant from Chennai. She holds a B.Tech (Hons) degree in Biotechnology and a PG Diploma in Management. A survivor of gender-based violence, she indulges in art, poetry, cooking and writing.  


Rohitha Naraharisetty

Rohitha is a student of Development Studies at IIT Madras. She is interested in feminist theory, gender and development, and human rights advocacy. She is currently engaged in research on the #MeToo movement and aims to explore feminist movements and modes of resistance.

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Sanskruti Yagnik

Sanskruti Yagnik is a penultimate year law student at the University of Mumbai, India. She heads the Think Tank for the Young India Foundation, an advocacy and political action committee working towards getting young people elected as representatives in India.


Angeline Priety

Angeline Priety is a penultimate year law student at GNLU. She heads the Social Media team at LawyersGoProbono, a legal services platform. Angeline has a keen interest in exploring the intersection of law and technology in perpetuating gender constructions.