Citizens For Change Foundation

Distinguished Advisor

Dr. Raka Arya


National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Graduation from Agra University in 1984; and Law graduation (LL.B.) from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1987; Post Graduation (M.A.) from Agra University, Agra; M.Phil (1993) and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1999

Teaching experience - 20 years. Currently teaching at National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal
Teaching: Feminist Jurisprudence; Law, Women and Human Rights Apart from other subjects
Chairperson- Centre for Gender and Health Laws, NLIU, Bhopal
Faculty In Charge – Gender Justice Cell, NLIU

Published papers in books and journals on -Human Trafficking; Power and Its Multidimensional Facets; Women Empowerment; Gender and Law; Human Rights; Gender Equality; Rule of Law; Women Education; National Youth Policy and other

Member Internal Committees- NLIU; Manav Sangrahalay, Bhopal

Member of Academic Associations and Governmental Bodies-
American Association of Political Science; Transparency International India; Indian Political Science Association; Indian Institute of Public Administration; Ethical Committee on Medical research of National Institute of Research on Environmental Health (NIREH) (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India).
JNU Court (2013-2016)
Family Dispute Redressal Cell-The District Legal Aid Authority, Bhopal- (2009-2011)


Associated with the Department of Women and Child Development; UNICEF-Madhya Pradesh; UN Women Madhya Pradesh; the RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management, Bhopal; MANIT Centre for Gender Studies, Bhopal; DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam.