Dr. Renuka Pamecha

Indian Social Activist, Petitioner in Vishaka’s case

Dr. Renuka Pamecha, a retired professor of political science from Kanodia College Jaipur, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her multifaceted roles in championing women's rights and empowerment.

In her role as the Chairperson of Vividha, the Women’s Documentation Centre in Jaipur, Dr. Pamecha actively contributes to the documentation and promotion of women’s issues. Additionally, she serves as the Secretary of Mahila Puranwas Samuh Samiti in Jaipur, demonstrating her commitment to the well-being and upliftment of women in the community.

As the Convenor of the Mahila Suraksha Evam Salah Kendra in Gandhi Nagar, situated in the Women’s Police Station in Jaipur (the first center of its kind in Rajasthan), Dr. Pamecha plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and support of women.

Her legacy as a founding member of the women’s movement in Rajasthan since 1970 reflects her pioneering spirit and dedication to advocating for women's rights and equality.

Dr. Pamecha's contributions extend to being a resource person for women rescues, where she imparts her knowledge through lectures to officers in Operation Theatres (OTs) and at the Police Academy, contributing to the training and development of law enforcement personnel.

In her capacity as the Chairperson of the Local Complaints Committee under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) law in Jaipur District, Dr. Pamecha actively addresses and resolves complaints related to workplace harassment, further emphasizing her commitment to creating safe and inclusive environments.

Her significant impact is also evident in being a signatory of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court in 1992, leading to the landmark Vishakha Judgment. Dr. Pamecha's specialization in gender issues, women-related law, and counseling further solidify her position as a beacon of change and a tireless advocate for women's rights.

9.30 AM - 11.00 AM

Friday 8th Dec 2023

Keynote Address by Chief Guest

Indian Social Activist - Driving force behind Vishaka Guidelines