Joshika Saraf is currently a Lecturer and Coordinator – Advocacy and Communications at the Centre for Justice, Law and Society (CJLS) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India.
She obtained her B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) degree from Jindal Global Law School in 2017. She went to work as a law researcher at the High Court of Delhi before moving to London to earn her LL.M from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London with a focus on Human Rights, Conflict and Justice. At SOAS, she was elected as the Student Representative of the 2018-19 batch of LLM cohort, and also the Event Coordinator for the SOAS UN Society.
After returning from SOAS, Joshika joined the chambers of Ms. Vrinda Grover, an advocate and a human rights activist as a Legal Researcher. There she worked on issues around sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and disability rights. She also assisted Ms. Grover on a number of ongoing cases, including the Nirbhaya Gang Rape case.
Prior to joining JGLS as a Lecturer, she worked with the Centre for Justice, Law and Society (CJLS) as a Research Associate. At CJLS, Joshika’s research and writing focused on issues of law and marginalisation, covering the broader themes of gender, sexuality, and reproductive rights. She is currently heading the Advocacy team at CJLS, wherein she works with parliamentarians on policy reforms along with conceptualising campaigns on relevant issues around law and marginalisation.
Her areas of interest include clinical legal education, gender and sexual minority rights, reproductive justice, caste and indigeneity, legal literacy, and community empowerment.
In her free time, she likes to read, cook, and collect postcards.