Meenakshi Balasubramanian, is a co- founder of Equals Centre for Promotion of Social Justice in Chennai India and is currently an associate with Center for Inclusive Policy.
Meenakshi is a long-time disability rights activist who contributed to numerous campaigns to improve laws and policies at the states and Union level in India. Passionate about CRPD compliant policy analysis, she has reviewed Union and States budget from a disability perspective every year since 2012 for the People Budget initiative led by CBGA.
She has led studies on best practices of Community based rehabilitation in India, cost of exclusion of Persons with Psychosocial Disability, Socio Economic Impact of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme on Persons with Disabilities in Tamil Nadu among others.
She holds a Master in Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights from the Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi.