Jaya Sharma is a researcher, trainer and feminist, queer activist based in New Delhi. She has been working on issues of women’s rights and education for over twenty years. She is founder member of Nirantar, a Centre for Gender and Education based in New Delhi.
Jaya has also been intensively involved in capacity building related to sexuality of community based NGOs who are working with poor women from marginalized communities, mostly in rural North India. She has also founded queer activist forums based in Delhi, as part of which she has been part of efforts to build linkages between the queer movement and other movements such as the women’s movement. Jaya Sharma read at the London School of Economics.
We caught up with Jaya during her recent visit to Thimphu, Bhutan.