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Poulomi Pal

Program Specialist, Ending Violence Against Women

India Country Office, UN Women

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Poulomi Pal has over Seventeen years of experience in the development sector in India. Her work has been at the intersections of issues related to gender and gender-based violence, women and work, as well as formulation and critical gender analysis of policies. At the policy level she has developed the guidelines and scheme document for One Stop Centres ( Sakhi centers) in India to address sexual and gender-based violence. She is a trainer on gender rights and has served in Internal Committees and external member for sexual harassment at workplace in several organizations as part of the POSH Act. 


Poulomi has worked with a diverse range of research institutions, non-profits, grantmaking organizations and the government in India. She has worked on a range of issues including: intimate partner violence; domestic violence; violence in public spaces; technology facilitated online violence; and violence faced by Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender persons in forced marriages, among others.

Her work in area of women and work has been on critical gender analysis of labour laws; women’s collectivization in trade unions; skill sector and women in Non Traditional Livelihoods; sexual harassment of women in the garment sector and other supply chains etc. Previously, she has worked as Technical Specialist―Violence Rights and Inclusion at the Asia office of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Prior to that, she worked as Program and Research Advisor with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Asia Regional office.


Poulomi has her graduation in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and subsequently earned her Master’s, M. Phil and Doctoral degrees at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has a post graduate diploma in Universalizing Social Security for the Poor from ISS (Institute of Social Studies), Hague, Netherlands. Poulomi is also a Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Research Scholar affiliated with Amherst College SWAGS (Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies) Department, Massachusetts, USA in 2016-2017. Her work inquired into existing models of One-Stop Crisis Centers for survivors of gender-based violence in USA and India.

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