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Mallika Kaur

Board Chair

Mallika Kaur is a lawyer and writer who focuses on international human rights with particular attention to gender and minority issues. She has worked extensively on issues including post-9/11 violence, policing practices, political asylum, and racial discrimination. In South Asia, Mallika has worked on a range of issues including farmer suicides, female feticide and transitional and transformative justice. Mallika has worked with victim-survivors of gendered violence since 2003, including as a rape crisis counselor, expert on family violence, and courtroom attorney. Working with local civil society, academic institutions, advocacy organizations, and government agencies, she combines research, advocacy, scholarship, and the law as an approach towards sustainable change. Mallika holds a Master in Public Policy from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Juris Doctorate from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she is currently a Lecturer.