Sep 23–26, 2019

Brindaalakshmi K
Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant

Brindaalakshmi.K is a communication strategist, peer supporter, writer, researcher and activist, working at the intersection of gender, sexuality and technology.
Communication Strategy and Writing:
Journalist: She has been a journalist for over 7 years and has written extensively on business, technology and gender & sexuality as a journalist with multiple publications including YourStory, MediaNama, Hidden Pockets, Varta, among others.
Brand marketing consultant: She has worked on the brand communication of global brands including Allen Solly, redBus, Adobe, VMWare, Red Hat, PAYBACK, 3M Car Care, 3M Bike Care, among others.
In 2018, she designed and executed an exclusive marketing, public relations and advocacy campaign, reach OUT for a queer-friendly health and legal services locator launched by Varta Trust, SAATHII and Grindr For Equality in 16 Indian states
Policy Advocacy & Consultations: She has presented at and contributed to several National and State level policy consultations pertaining to the representation of the youth & children and sexual minorities in different policies including
National Consultation on the Legal Interventions for Reproductive & Sexual Health (2017),
National Consultation on Economic Inclusion of Transgender Persons in India (2017),
Foresight Forum on National Child Protection Policy (2018)
Consultation on LGBTIQA+ Workplace Inclusion in India (2019)
Research: She’s presently working on a research on Gendering of Development Data in India: Beyond the Binary for the Centre for Internet & Society for the Big Data for Development Network backed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
Peer Support: As a peer supporter, she has supported members of the LGBTIQA+ community on issues ranging from divorce, rape, marital rape and rescue, among others. She also leads workshops on consent, safer sex, among others for the youth

Brindaa’s preferred pronouns are she/her/they.

Sessions

5:25pm6:05pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 1E 14
Brindaalakshmi K (Independent Consultant)
There is a lack of standard for the collection of gender data. This session takes a look at the implications of such a lack in the context of a developing country like India, the exclusion of individuals beyond the binary genders of male and female and how this exclusion permeates beyond the public sector into private sector services. Read more.

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