Ms. Ramya Subrahmanian is Chief of Child Rights and Protection at UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti. She is an international social policy analyst with extensive experience in research, policy advocacy, training and teaching. She was previously the Executive Director Know Violence in Childhood. She has provided advisory and technical support to governments, donors and civil society organisations on education, child rights, gender and social policy issues.
Previously, as social policy specialist for UNICEF India, 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 worked 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. She has a PhD in Development Studies and a MA in Gender and Development.