A women’s rights lawyer and writer who has been actively involved in the women’s movement for the last two decades. As a pioneer of the women’s movement, she has worked consistently on issues of gender and law reforms. Her primary engagement has been to provide quality legal services to women and children.She has written extensively on issues of domestic violence and minority rights.A prolific writer, who has provided incisive analysis of many social trends and legal reforms including domestic violence, minority law reforms, secularism and human rights.
Her more recent engagement has been with issues of democracy, secularism and identity politics. After the communal carnage in Gujarat in 2002,she initiated a legal advocacy program for sexually violated women in relief camps and subsequently brought out a publication titled,” Of Lofty Claims and Muffled Voices”. Although today,Flavia Agnes is known as a social activist on women’s empowerment issues, she has had a very difficult beginning.
She was a victim of domestic violence herself, and her path breaking story demonstrates her immense strength and belief in herself.
Flavia who realizes the emptiness of women’s equality void of economic independence has launched an innovative job training placement and public awareness program to increase women’s employment level.