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Ruchira Goswami


Ruchira Goswami teaches at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata where she offers courses in Sociology, Human Rights, Gender and Law, Child Rights and Film and Law. She was the Head of the Centre for Child Rights, NUJS, a multidisciplinary centre set up in partnership with UNICEF with the mandate of research, documentation, and advocacy on child rights issues. A British Chevening Scholar in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, her areas of interests include feminist movements and legal reforms, children’s rights, representation of law in films and Intellectual Property and Human Rights. Her publications are in International Human Rights Law and Women’s Rights and Intellectual Property and Women’s Rights. She has taught in several institutions including Presidency University, Jadavpur University, IISWBM, Kolkata and in International Development Studies, University of Oslo, Norway. She has recently worked on two research projects – as Project Director on Implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in West Bengal sponsored by UNICEF office of West Bengal (2016) and as Co-Investigator in an Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) sponsored research project Reconceptualizing Domestic Violence: Shifting Discourses Within the Women’s Movement (2016-18). She is closely associated with several human rights and women’s rights organizations and conducts workshops and capacity building programmes on human rights issues with various stakeholders.