ICRW joins so many others in acknowledging that the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the brutal murder of George Floyd represents a critical step in advancing accountability among law enforcement and the criminal justice system for the ongoing unjust treatment of Black and brown Americans. We also acknowledge and support the work that remains to be done to dismantle systemic racism in America and around the world.


Poulomi Pal

Technical Specialist, Violence Rights and Inclusion

Poulomi Pal is a technical specialist in New Delhi, India. In this role, she provides technical expertise and managerial support to research projects in the thematic portfolio of Violence Rights and Inclusion, with a specific focus on intimate partner violence.

Poulomi possesses close to eight years’ experience in the development sector, and has worked on gender rights, gender-based violence and law enforcement issues with research institutions, non-governmental organizations, central and state governments in India as well as the South Asian region: disbursing funds, mentoring and implementing projects, monitoring and evaluating legislatures/projects, conceptualizing and developing proposals/policy briefs, etc.

She has worked with the Centre for Women’s Development Studies; Women’s Studies Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Partners for Law in Development; WomenPowerConnect; Programme on Women’s Economic, Social, Cultural Rights; U.N. Women India, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka; and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. She was last working with International Development Research Centre (IDRC), New Delhi as its Regional Program and Research Advisor.

Prior to joining ICRW, she was affiliated with Amherst College SWAGS (Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies) Department, as a Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Her work inquired into existing models of one-stop crisis centers for survivors of gender-based violence in the U.S and India.

Education: Poulomi did her graduation in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and subsequently earned her Masters, MPhil and Doctoral degrees at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has a post graduate diploma in Universalizing Social Security for the Poor from ISS (Institute of Social Studies), Hague, Netherlands.

Languages: Bengali (native), English (proficient), Hindi (proficient

Intimate Partner Violence, Violence Against Women and Girls

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