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Ramya Subrahmanian

Chief, Child Rights and Protection

Ramya is Chief of Child Rights and Protection at UNICEF-Innocenti. She is an international social policy analyst with extensive experience in research, policy advocacy, training and teaching. Previously she was Executive Director of Know Violence in Childhood, and, prior to that, she was social policy specialist at UNICEF India where she led research, policy analysis and advocacy in the areas of child-sensitive social protection, equity and social inclusion, and gender equality. She has been a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where she conducted research on issues related to gender mainstreaming, women's rights, child labour and education, and on social policies for children in India. She also co-directed and taught the MA Programme in Gender and Development, and conducted evaluations and trainings for numerous international agencies. Dr Subrahmanian has a PhD in Development Studies and a MA in Gender and Development.
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Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education (15 Jun 2020)

UNICEF Innocenti is undertaking a DFID-funded research project on Evidence on Educational Strategies to Address Child Labour in South Asia. ...

Caring in the time of COVID-19: Gender, unpaid care work and social protection (27 Apr 2020)

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role of care work, particularly in times of crisis. While this could offer an oppo ...


Child labour and education in India and Bangladesh

A new research project, led by the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, aiming to identify effective educational strategies to address child labour in ...

Child labour

The UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti conducts research to identify effective policies to eliminate child labour and improve education outcomes