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Naina Kapur
As lead instructing counsel, Naina presented a public interest litigation before the Supreme Court of India resulting in the landmark 1997 Vishaka Directions– legally binding directions on workplace sexual harassment.

She currently acts as a legal consultant and educator on equality and diversity issues and as a 3rd party expert on complaint committees emerging from workplace sexual harassment for public and private sectors.

Entries by Naina Kapur

Death: Before My Last Exhale

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 5:20 PM

Sometime in the late '80s I traveled to south India to visit a forensics institute. Working on sexual violence at the time, my colleague and I wanted to find out how forensics collected "evidence" in sexual abuse cases. Walking through the outer grounds of the institute, we came across five...

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Practicing on the Margins of Mainstream Law: A Personal Perspective on Sexual Violence in India

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 2:30 PM

On Dec. 16, 2012, a young woman from a lower-middle class family and her male friend saw Life of Pi at a central New Delhi theater. Afterwards, they boarded a bus to head home. What would have been a common evening for young people in the city became a living...

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