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Ms. Mubashira Zaidi , Research Fellow

Mubashira Zaidi is in the final stages of her PhD dissertation (University of Freiburg, Germany). She has an MA in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. After her Masters, she worked with women survivors of violence in the slums of Dharavi, Mumbai, through counselling, legal aid and building community support structures to reduce violence against women. Mubashira has also worked with human rights and advocacy organizations, and was involved in coordinating and networking with other organizations and media for campaigns related to justice and accountability matters, particularly the International Criminal Court (ICC) India campaign.

At ISST, Mubashira has contributed to policy research and analysis as well as evaluation of external and internal projects. She is presently part of the project, "When and Why Do States Respond to Women's Claims Making: Understanding the Processes of Gender Egalitarian Policy Change". This is a cross-country comparative study, with a focus on understanding the processes of policy change on two issues - anti-rape laws and women domestic workers.