Human Rights, Family & Gender

Think Tank Programme

About Us

Our Programme

With a focus on family and gender, the Human Rights, Family and Gender Programme seeks to create a worldwide network of human rights advocates committed to producing new and dynamic ideas on the protection, respect and promotion of democracy and minorities’ rights. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, we work collaboratively alongside activists, policymakers, researchers, artists, and academics in the field to come up with creative solutions to current injustices. Our focus this year is on the intersection between human rights and the environment. To collaborate or suggest a new project, please get in touch!

Programme Leads

Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni

Junior Fellow

Preethi is undertaking a PhD in Law at Lancaster University, UK where she is researching practices of untouchability, focusing on manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination in higher educational institutions in India. She was a Lecturer at NLSIU, Bangalore, and an Advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore. She previously interned with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, New Delhi and His Lordship Justice Chelameswar, Supreme Court of India.

Preethi holds a B.A.LL.B (Hons) with Gold Medal from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and an LL.M in Human Rights from the University of Reading, UK.

Emily Lombardo

Junior Fellow

Msc Environmental Governance
Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Human Rights, Family & Gender

Emily recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a Msc degree in Environmental Governance. Prior to this, she studied Sociology at the University of Durham, where she served as Founder and President of Durham University Society of Applied Social Science. Her research interests are in social, environmental and reproductive justice. Specifically, she studies the relationship between the environment, population, and reproductive decision-making. She is currently based in Oslo, Norway, where she is involved in various projects highlighting environmental and social justice issues.