Dr. Corinne Kumar (India)
International Coordinator, World Courts of Women, Co-Founder, Vimochana Forum for Human Rights
Corinne Kumar is a philosopher, poet, human rights theoretician and activist.
She helped to establish and promote the World Courts of Women, and serves as International Coordinator. The aim is to hold their governments accountable under both international law and human ethics for crimes against women and crimes of war.
She is the Co-Founder of Vimochana Forum for Women’s Rights, in Bangalore, working on issues such as domestic violence, dowry-related deaths, and workplace sexual harassment.
Corinne Kumar served for over 20 years as the Secretary General of El Taller International based in Tunis, an international NGO committed to international women’s human rights, sustainable development, and both North-South and South-South exchange and dialogue across diverse cultures and civilizations.
She was formerly Director of the Centre for Development Studies (CIEDS Collective) in India. She is a founding member of the Asian Women’s Human Rights Council (AWHRC).
She is the editor of two human rights journals, Sangarsh and The Quilt, and has written and spoken extensively on refugees, violence against women, militarization, and the dominant human rights discourse, critiquing it from a gender and Global South perspective.