Legal Advocacy for all genders in Media practices: An Inclusive approach for Future Social Work Profession


  • Prof Mamta Sharma Principal, Aditi Mahavidyalaya
  • Dr Sunita Bahmani Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Aditi Mahavidyalaya
  • Dr Mali Devi Sawariya Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Aditi Mahavidyalaya



Legal advocacy, ethics, social work, digital, e-advocacy, gender equality, inclusion, media


The present paper aims to reflect on the interventional research that is required in the field of legal advocacy for inclusion of all the genders in the policies and broader development plans through legal advocacy being the core of social transformation. The present paper highlights that the gender based archetypes and prejudices are leading towards the digital world which is becoming much more exclusive in its existence. Due to this, the groups which have been marginalized on the basis of gender have been excluded from its democratic rights. The question of representation and participation are the elements of enquiry in the present paper. Based on the  qualitative data collected from civil society, voluntary sector, legal forces and social work professionals, this research concludes that in the contemporary age of digital lives of divide we need to re-define and re-engage with the ethics of legal advocacy when it comes to gender equality and equity.

Author Biographies

Prof Mamta Sharma, Principal, Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Mamta Sharma is Principal - Professor, Aditi Mahavidyalaya. She taught Chemistry at Kirori Mal College since 1992 before joining Aditi Mahavidyalaya as Principal in 2015. Her area of specialization is Chemistry and Environmental Science. She has been recipient of many national and international awards for women empowerment. She has completed post-doctoral research and worked on various research projects funded by UGC, DST, Delhi university in the field of environment and polymer chemistry. She has been key catalyst and leader in transforming education system for girls in rural areas.

Dr Sunita Bahmani, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Dr. Sunita Bahmani is Associate Professor, Social Work, Aditi Mahavidyalaya Bawana, (University of Delhi),  Delhi with 23 years of teaching experience. She has attended various Refresher/orientation course/research methodology/ workshop/syllabus upgradation/teaching-learning-evaluation/technology programmes/Faculty Development Programme  She has been Consultant in various NGOs in Delhi AND Haryana.  She has Coordinated the project LEAD (Leadership through Education Action and Determination) a four months national level e-certificate course on Leadership and Communication and also she has been resource person at various levels (National /State).

Dr Mali Devi Sawariya, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Dr Mali Devi Sawariya pursued M.A. Social Work, M.Phil and Ph.D  from Department of Social Work, University of Delhi and is presently teaching as Assistant Professor at Department of Social Work in Aditi Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi. Her areas of interests are the Critical discourse in Popular culture, emerging feminist perspectives in social work, Qualitative Methods and Significance of Critical Social Work practice in contemporary times. She has authored many publications in journals about cinema and social work with focus on re-engaging with vulnerable communities through sensible social work. She has been recipient of Gaurav Sammaan Award 2022 by Viklang Sahara Samiti & ONGC for her work with People with different abilities.


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How to Cite

Sharma, M., Bahmani, S., & Sawariya, M. D. (2023). Legal Advocacy for all genders in Media practices: An Inclusive approach for Future Social Work Profession. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 8(3), 266–272.