GALA - Gender And Law Association

Member Profiles - Asha Bajpai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Dr. Bajpai's activities focus on Teaching, Research, Training, Law reform and Consultancy in law and human rights especially on issues relating to women and children. Her subjects taught include Law and Social Work, Women & Law, family Law, child and law, commercial transactions, media law, business law, public health law, and contract law. Her areas of research include Juvenile Justice, Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation, Child Labour, Adoption & Custody, Violence/Crimes against Women and Children, Criminal Justice Administration, Sexual Harassment, Rights in the Work Place, and Child Marriages. Dr. Bajpaj has been involved in training of Law Enforcement Personnel, NGO's, Social Workers, Government Officials, and corporate sector employees and management. She has published several books: Child Rights in India-Law, Policy & Practice (OUP), Adoption Law & Justice to the Child (NLSIU), Women's Rights at Workplace (ed) (TISS)., and is a member of the High Court-appointed Committee on reforming curriculum of BMC schools in Mumbai, of the Mumbai High Court appointed State Monitoring Committee on Juvenile Justice (Investigated several child sexual abuse cases in the institution), and of the Sexual Harassment Committee appointed by Mumbai High Court, among other appointments. The Mayor of Mumbai awarded her a trophy for the 'Most Outstanding Contribution in the area of Women & Law' and she was also awarded a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer Fellowship.