Nandini Tanya Lallmon
Research scholar, University of Malta / PhD Candidate, Mauritius.
Nandini Tanya Lallmon is a research scholar at the University of Malta, where she is developing methodologies to bridge the gap between policy and practice on LGBTQIA+ rights. As a UN Religion Fellow at OutRight International, she harnesses the international law system to protect LGBTQIA+ people from religion-based violence.
Nandini is a member of the Youth Sounding Board at the European Commission for International Partnerships, where she empowers marginalized youth through access to learning, dialogue and development spaces that are diverse, inclusive and transformative. She lobbies for legal equality and calls against discriminatory laws against women and girls and LGBTQIA+ people on behalf of the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network under the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Appointed as African Youth Charter Hustler for Mauritius by the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy, she fosters the active appropriation by LGBTQIA+ youth of their rights by adopting a decolonial perspective on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sec characteristics (SOGIESC). She has been appointed as African Youth Charter Hustler for Mauritius by the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy. Her numerous awards include the Mauritius National Youth Excellence Award, Promising Indian African Award, Panache Woman of Wonder Award, The International Alliance for Women World of Difference Award, Mauritius Woman of the Year Award and Noble Citizen Award.