Flavia Agnes is a legal scholar and women’s rights lawyer who has been able to combine her legal scholarship with active litigation support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Her widely published writings have provided a vital context for feminist jurisprudence, human rights law and gender studies in India. Her autobiographical essay on domestic violence titled, `My Story Our Story … Of Rebuilding Broken Lives’ is an important marker of the Indian women’s movement and has been translated into several languages. Significant among her many books are ‘Law & Gender Inequality – The Politics of Personal Laws in India’ (1999), Family Law (two volumes) – a prescribed text book for law students (2011) and Negotiating Spaces (2012 (co-edit). Ms. Agnes is a prominent advocate of legal pluralism, particularly in the realm of family law. Her writings on this issue have provided a complex framework for protecting the rights of minority women within the rubric of legal pluralism. Invoking the premise of ‘reforms from within’ she has played an important role in reforming the Christian Personal Laws as well as advancing the rights of Muslim women.She is also a regular contributor to academic journals and newspapers. She co-founded MAJLIS in 1991. The organization provides quality legal services to women and children. So far it has reached out to over 50,000 women in Mumbai and across Maharashtra and helped to secure their rights.