It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Pravah Ranka. Pravah is reading law at Gujarat National Law University, India. Her research interests include International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Gender-Justice, Law and Technology, Intellectual Property Rights, Criminal law and Arbitration. She has previously interned under Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, where she worked on the written submissions for the ongoing cases in the Supreme Court of India. She has also interned at the National Human Rights Commission of India where she produced policy recommendations concerning the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013 and Violence against women. Currently, she is working as a research assistant at the Centre for Human Rights Studies, Jindal Global Law School under the supervision of Assistant Professor Rohini Sen wherein she is working on a project which hopes to address and contribute to an inclusive and democratic research and policy-making processes that would help in creating safer institutions and making sexual harassment redressal measures more efficient. Her research work has been published on various international as well as national platforms.
She is also the co-founder of the Bleed Organization, which is a non-profit organization, working to end period poverty and menstrual stigma in Rural India. The action plan based on the three pillars: 1. organizing educational workshops about menstrual health; 2. advocacy for systemic change, regarding menstrual equity, through policy and legislation; 3. Distribution of eco-friendly menstrual products in rural areas. She hopes to bring about a positive change in the lives of menstruators all across India.