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Barsha Mishra
Consultant
NEW DELHI, Delhi
Delhi based law and development professional with 11 years of experience. Work mainly focuses on issues of women rights focusing on Prevention of sexual harassment at workplace, gender justice, access to treatment cases for PLHIV, human rights education and diversity and inclusion. Fluent in english, hindi and Oriya. looking for consultancies and to impart trainings.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
1)work mainly focuses on issues of women rights particularly focusing on Prevention of sexual harassment at workplace, gender justice, access to treatment cases for PLHIV, human rights education and diversity and inclusion. Her key expertise is undertaking trainings on POSH (Prevention on Sexual Harassment at Workplace), policy writing and research. )Conducted trainings on the issue of sexual harassment at workplace and its relevant laws for several corporates, government departments and garment industry.
2)Extensively worked on issues of sexual harassment at workplace act and its relevance to the Informal Sector and their right to protection from sexual harassment in the workplace.
3)Provided legal trainings on various human rights issues to students, NGO workers, law enforcing agencies and other professionals
4)Involved in providing legal empowerment to various marginalized communities and developing tools such as short films, handbooks, leaflets and IECs on various laws
5)Associated with numerous committees on sexual harassment at workplace as an external NGO member and dealt with cases on issues of sexual harassment at workplace of organisations
6)Worked on issues of human trafficking including child labor and sexual exploitation along with Government and other law enforcement agencies.
7)Assisted, researched and edited book publications on ‘Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Handbook for Local Complaints Committee Members’ (The Asia Foundation, 2017) and ‘A Study Towards Strengthening the Access of Women in the Informal Sector to their Right to Protection from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’ (The Asia Foundation, 2016)
8)Worked on legal research on cases relating to HIV discrimination, gender and health issues.
9)She has also been a litigating lawyer for 6 years and has represented clients in a number of commercial disputes before various for a including the Supreme Court, High Courts, Company Law Board and others.
10)worked with ‘Northwestern University Access to Justice Project’ in association with the Paralegal Advisory Service Institute on homicide cases in Malawi, Africa.
11)Worked on issues of human trafficking including child labor and sexual exploitation along with Government and other law enforcement agencies.Lead a team in the rescue operation generated by Government of Uttar Pradesh in Ghaziabad under Operation Smile2 on missing children.
12)Legal research on cases relating to HIV discrimination, gender and health issues; drafting court documents.
13) Lead ‘Prayas’ project funded by UNDP & AusAID focusing on participatory drainage renovation involving the local communities and initiating an advocacy campaign to establish climate change resilient livelihood models in coastal areas of Odisha that are prone to disaster.Conducted focus group discussions among women self-help groups and village members by raising awareness about the issues of climate change, gender injustice, disaster risk reduction and adaptation
Education:
LL.M.International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA
Focus:International Human Rights Law, Health and Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Clinic: International Human Rights Fieldwork.
Honors:LL.M. IHR with Honors,
B.A. LL.B. (Honors)- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India


Affiliations and Achievements:
1) LL.M. IHR with Honors; recognition for outstanding commitment of time and service to the community in Northwestern Law Public Service Program.
2)LL.M. International Human Rights Fellowship to pursue LL.M. program at Northwestern University School of Law.
3)Participated in the 2nd Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition, 2015 organised by Northwestern University.
4)Second Best Memorial award in the 4th All India Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Kerala, India;
5)Participated in Asia-Pacific Rounds of the 14th Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, Australia.
6)Vice-President, Student Bar Association; 7)Presented a paper on “Human Rights and Women” at the Human Rights Seminar conducted by the Student Bar Association.
8)Co-authored “Impact of IPRs on SMEs: Special Reference to Textiles and Processed Foods”, Foreign Trade Review, Vol. XLII, July-Sep., 2007, Issue No. 2.
9)Co-authored “Clipping the Wings of Talaq”, Delhi Law Review, Vol. XXV, 2007, Page 180 with Prof. Jaffer Hussain.
10)Interned with ‘Samuha Vikas’, an NGO based in Odisha, and attended a symposium on “Tribal Rights & Forest Rights”. (May-July, 2008)
11) Interned with ‘Orissa Human Rights Protection Foundation’, an NGO based in Odisha, monitoring human rights violations in the State of Odisha, India. (May-June, 2004)
12)Bar Membership: Licensed to practice law in India.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Oriya, Hindi, Oriya
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barsha-mishra-4919b34b/
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