From victim to trailblazer
Knowing painfully firsthand how domestic violence can shatter one’s world, Flavia Agnes offers hope—and sharp-eyed legal advice—to victims. In this moving talk, Flavia chronicles her life and career: first as a young wife tormented by abuse, later as a women’s rights activist, and finally as the founder of Majlis Legal Centre, one of India’s most effective forums for justice and women’s empowerment.
Recorded at INK2015, Mumbai
About the Speaker
Legal scholar and activist
Flavia Agnes is a pioneer in the women’s movement in India. Motivated by personal experience with domestic violence to earn her law degree, Flavia has since worked consistently on gender issues. As co-founder of MAJLIS, a legal and cultural resource center, her primary engagement has been to provide quality legal services to women and children. A prolific writer, she has provided incisive analysis of social trends and legal developments related to domestic violence, minority concerns, secularism, and human rights