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Secularism, feminism and human rights keep her going

NYOOOZ 2017-11-13 00:00:00

Summary: Arguing that secularism, feminism and human rights are the key ideals that keep her going, Ms. Selvagomathy says her future plans include interventions in public health, particularly in the treatment of cancer and palliative care since the poor are unable to afford treatment. However, an incident soon after she started working with SOCO Trust in 1996 forced her to put legal practice in the back burner and plunge into full-time activism. MADURAIFor more than two decades as a human rights activist, she was involved in the rescue of around 250 children from bonded labour and has won some important court cases. In a conversation with The Hindu, she speaks about what pushed her into activism and what keeps her going. It was my first experience directly on the field and the plight of the families, particularly the children, left a strong impact,” she says.


MADURAI For more than two decades as a human rights activist, she was involved in the rescue of around 250 children from bonded labour and has won some important court cases. Her journey, however, has no dearth of disappointments and failures. Yet, activist-cum-lawyer S , As Reported By Hindu.

According to the Newspaper,Selvagomathy, who is the Managing Trustee of Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Foundation for Social Legal Education and Development and the Deputy Director of Society for Community Organisation (SOCO) Trust, says the failures have only strengthened her will to fight for the downtrodden. In a conversation with The Hindu, she speaks about what pushed her into activism and what keeps her going. Ms.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/secularism-feminism-and-human-rights-keep-her-going-madurai/article20340742.ece