Kiruba Munusamy is an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India and anti-caste activist striving for the annihilation of caste through social justice. She is working against caste and gender based discriminations, caste based atrocities against Dalits, violence against women, discrimination in the academic spaces, state repression and death penalty; and supporting equality, Dalit women’s empowerment, indigenous rights, LGBTQI rights, minorities, advancement of disadvantaged groups, freedom of expression. She also works for the emancipation of Dalit manual scavengers and prohibition of manual scavenging.
Currently, Kiruba is relocated in the city of Nijmegen as part of the Shelter City Initiative. Shelter City is a country-wide initiative by Justice and Peace Netherlands for threatened Human Rights Defenders. During their stay Human Rights Defenders continue their work in safety and they can take a breath. They enlarge their international network, follow workshops, and meet the inhabitants of their Shelter City.