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Rishika Sharma

National President, Ethics Council

India

Rishika is currently the National President of the Council of Ethics at the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI), and part of the Core Team at Eight Goals One Foundation (8one). She has a Masters in Gender Studies and is an active advocate of conversations around the practicality of theoretical concepts of gender, patriarchy, feminism, human rights, nationalism, governance, politics, peace and conflict. She is also one of the 60 gender advocates chosen from the South Asia and MENA regions for the Swedish Institute’s Leader Lab 2021 and has previously been invited to speak at UNESCO’s celebration of the International Day of Education, at The F.A.I.R. Dialogue as well as at a remembrance hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in India. In recent years, she has written critical reviews, short papers, and articles on themes such as ‘Uniform Civil Code and Religious Fundamentalism’, ‘Feminist Theorisation of the State’, ‘Preconditions of Totalitarianism’, ‘Triangular Othering’, among others. Rishika and her team recently published an Annual Review on the State of Sexual Harassment in India, and the findings from this research was published in national as well as international media.

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