- 17 May 2022
- 1 min read
Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive
Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
This opinion was published in The Print on May 17, 2022.
About the Authors
Shreya is a Senior Resident Fellow, and leads the work at the intersection of law, finance and development at Vidhi. She is currently focusing on independent research work relating to financial inclusion, tech and corporate governance. She has worked on several engaged projects with the International Financial Services Centres Authority, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. Shreya completed her LLB from National Law University, Jodhpur in 2012 and LLM from Queen Mary, London on a Chevening scholarship in 2019. She also worked with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London in 2019. Prior to joining Vidhi in 2014, she worked as an Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi.
Manvi Khanna is a Research Fellow in the Law, Finance and Development Team at Vidhi. She completed her BBA.LLB (Hons) from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack in 2021 and is a University gold medallist for highest grades in Corporate and Insurance Laws. Prior to joining Vidhi, she had interned in the commercial disputes team at J Sagar Associates, New Delhi, project finance team at L&L Partners, New Delhi, disputes team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi, LKS, New Delhi and Bharucha and Partners, New Delhi. Throughout her law program she has authored numerous research pieces in the form of opinion editorials, blogs and journal articles. She has also been a member of the Centre for Corporate Law, Legal Aid Society and Centre for Women and Law at college. Her areas of interest include finance, insolvency, banking and gender justice.
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