Ayushi Parashar

Age: 23
Home Town: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Education: B. Com LL.B. (Tamil Nadu National Law University)
Specific Field Interests: Law, Gender, Sustainable Development
Placement: Veerni in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Area of Focus: Education

Fellowship Project: Assess the impact of an initiative designed to prevent child marriages in rural villages by enrolling girls in quality secondary education and life skills training.

Highlights: Ayushi is serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Clinton Fellow with Veerni in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. For her Fellowship project, she is assessing the impact of an initiative designed to prevent child marriages in rural villages by enrolling girls in quality secondary education and life skills training. Ayushi completed her B.Com LL.B. (Hons.) in 2019. She believes that the world would be a happier place to live in if we learned to treat all living beings with humanity and basic dignity, irrespective of our biological and psychological differences, belief systems, and distinct genetic makeup. Through the AIF Clinton Fellowship, she will be working with issues related to female education and child marriage. She wishes to help the women and the LGBTQIA+ in utilizing their innate power and channelizing that energy in breaking societal chains, gaining inner liberty, and happiness. In order to educate herself with the realities, she studied subjects such as law and social transformation, liberty, equality and justice, and completed a credit course on comparative human rights. She interned at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and at the Centre for Civil Society under Fellowship91 in New Delhi, and the Alternative Law Forum in Bengaluru. She visited villages in Madhya Pradesh to understand the difficulties faced due to water scarcity. She enjoys writing blogs and research papers and has written on several issues related to drug usage as a criminal justice problem or a health problem, lawyers becoming casualties of their profession, homosexual marriages, sin taxation analyzing the taxes payable by prostitutes in India, and hate speech and freedom of speech and expression. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, singing, writing poems, and reading books.

Posts by ayushi_parashar

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A Hurdle Race: Education in Rural Areas

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Forced Contraception: Normalizing the Crisis

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Panchayati Divorce: Its Implications and Legal Sanctity

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An Unconventional NGO: Combating Child Marriage in Rajasthan

Its 5:30 in the morning and the day has started. The girls are rushing around […]

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