About ARROW

We have consultative status with the economic and social
council of the united nations.

ARROW strives to enable women, non-binary people and young people to be equal citizens in all aspects of their lives by ensuring their sexual and reproductive health and rights are achieved.

Established in 1993 upon a needs assessment arising out of a regional women’s health project, where the originating vision was to create a resource center that would ‘enable women to better define and control their lives’, ARROW is a regional non-profit women and young people’s organization based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations. We work closely with many national partners in countries, regional and global networks around the world, and are able to reach stakeholders in 120 countries.

An equal, just and equitable world, where every woman, non-binary person and young person, in all our diversities, enjoy our full sexual and reproductive rights.

To promote and defend women’s, non-binary people’s and young people’s rights and needs, particularly in the areas of sexuality and health, and affirm their agency to claim these rights.

  1. Systems, policies and programmes are reoriented to:
    • Upholding gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights; and
    • Ensuring that health systems deliver comprehensive, gender- sensitive, rights-based and youth friendly services for sexual and reproductive health that are accessible, just, equitable and of the highest quality.
  2. Women’s, young people’s and civil society organisations are strong and effective in:
    • Conceptualising and clarifying perspectives on sexual and reproductive rights and larger development issues that impact women and marginalised communities
    • Influencing policy agenda that affirms women’s and young people’s sexuality and rights;
    • Holding governments and donors accountable to international and national commitments and obligations
    • Gaining sustained participation and representation in decision-making spaces.
  3. Women and young people’s lives and health outcomes improve, particularly in the area of SRHR, especially for the poor and marginalised.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Sivananthi Thanenthiran

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Siva is currently the Executive Director of ARROW. Before joining ARROW, she explored different career choices in her life, which included teaching at a university, running a magazine across three countries and working for the United Nations. These different opportunities helped her discover her passion for writing and learning and form her ideals of working in partnerships and respecting diversity.

She has co-written and edited books on sustainable development and urbanization as part of her work with the Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI), a regional project of UNDP. She was also a committee member of the Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI), which ran candidates on a women’s rights issues platform.

Siva co-authored ARROW’s ICPD+15 and ICPD+20 Asia-Pacific monitoring reports and has written numerous articles and presented papers on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has been able to expand the work of ARROW to examine more closely the inter-linkages of sexual and reproductive health and rights with critical development issues such as poverty, food security, climate change and migration. Under Siva’s leadership, the organization’s working partnerships have expanded to 17 countries in the region as well as regional and global networks and organisations.

She occasionally writes for local newspapers on issues that she thinks are of crucial importance in her country and views this as her contribution to the society in which she lives.

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executive director
Sai Racherla

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Sai Jyothirmai Racherla (Sai) comes with training in Nutrition and Population Sciences, and 18 years of experience working on issues of right to health, maternal health and rights, gender, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She is an activist, a trainer, a researcher and advocate of women’s rights.

At ARROW, she has been involved in the advocacy and monitoring of the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, ICPD Programme of Action, and successfully coordinated the Global South monitoring of the 20 years of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in five regions of Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013. This monitoring and advocacy initiative was carried out in 49 countries across the Global South using a right based SRHR indicator framework. She has been active in Post-2015 processes leading up to the Agenda 2030 at the UN, and has been selected for all the Inter-Agency Expert Group Meetings on SDG indicators thus far on behalf of civil society.

She has co-authored the reclaiming and redefining rights – ICPD+15 Status of Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Asia, and coordinated the related series of publications on reproductive autonomy, maternal mortality and morbidity, sexuality and rights, poverty food security SRHR, analysing SRHR under CEDAW and pathways to universal access to reproductive health in Asia.

Her other area of work currently focuses on young people SRHR accountability, monitoring and advocacy.

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deputy executive director
Menka Goundan

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Menka Goundan is a feminist researcher, human rights activist and development program specialist from Fiji. She is a Senior Program Manager at the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women. Menka was previously the Executive Director at the Women’s Fund Fiji and the Senior Program Manager at the Fiji Women’s Fund. She is a former Program Advisory Committee member at the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women. Menka has worked at the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding and Fiji Women’s Rights Movement in the past and served as secretary to Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights. Menka holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, management and public administration, a postgraduate diploma in development studies from the University of the South Pacific, and a professional certificate in women’s peacebuilding leadership from the Eastern Mennonite University. She is also an alumni of the Pacific Research Colloquium of the Australian National University.
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programme director
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emily yip

Emily is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has more than 20 years experience in HR, tax, finance and accounting, having worked with various companies including  telecommunications, IT system integration and interior design constructions listed on SGX. She loves travelling for holidays and appreciates food, with cooking being her passion.

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operations director
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anjali shenoi

Anjali (she/her) is an intersectional feminist with over 10 years of experience in research and policy advocacy in the areas of reproductive justice, public health and human rights in India. Over the years, she has actively engaged in social justice campaigns and peoples’ movements to advocate for policy and systems’ change on a range of issues in this space. She has also conceptualised and developed programmes and content for young people in India on CSE, gender, sexuality and life skills, media and digital literacy and health rights. Equipped with a Master’s degree in International Development from University of Bath, UK, she has a keen interest in evidence generation for advocacy, programme management, and cross-movement collaborations.

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Programme Manager
Smruti Sudha Behera

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Smruti is a post graduate in Development Studies with close to nine years of engagement with the development space. She has been deeply engaged in gender justice at the grassroots working with women and girls from Dalit, tribal and excluded communities during her time in PRADAN, India. She has also spent time in a public health organization, Public Health Resource Network drawing intersections of health, gender and rights and working on a health inequity research with particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs). In her previous few years with CREA, Smruti had been deeply focused in intersectional feminism while working with structurally excluded communities like young people, persons with disabilities and sexual and gender diverse people on issues of sexuality, gender, human rights, SRHR and feminist leadership. Smruti believes in bringing intersectional feminism lenses to all the work that she does. She is passionate about implementing complex programs and creating spaces for cross movement collaborations.

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senior programme officer
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Aliza Singh

Aliza Singh is a Senior Programme Officer at ARROW, currently based in Nepal. She has a degree in Masters in Public Health and more than 9 years of experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She has worked closely with the Government of Nepal along with different UN organizations such as UNFPA and WHO for health system strengthening.

Aliza also has the experience of working with NGOs in advocating the access to SRHR . She has led and co-authored many qualitative as well as quantitative researches and has a good experience of work in evidence generation. Aliza has also shown her leadership skill as board member in a women-led organization in Nepal.

Aliza Singh
Senior Programme Officer
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Hasini Rupasinghe

Hasini is a legal practitioner in Sri Lanka working on areas including fundamental rights and public interest litigation. She is a passionate advocate of SRHR including safe abortion rights and reformation of law and policies on the same. She is  also a trainer at YANSL and represents ARROW in the YANAA Committee.

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SAIGE Coordinator
Nur Hazwani Husin

Nur Hazwani Husin

Nur Hazwani Husin obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Science (Political Science) from the University of Science Malaysia. She has experience working with the state and local government, public servants, NGOs and communities, and bringing about positive change through Gender Responsive & Participatory Budgeting and Gender Mainstreaming projects in Penang and Selangor.

Her academic training and years of work experience has helped to hone her interest and skills in working with people at all levels of society, with a special concern for the underprivileged and marginalised. A firm believer in the importance of good governance, human rights, and women’s development issues, she hopes to contribute to the noble aim of promoting gender and social equality in society.

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Programme Officer
Shiwa Karmacharya

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Shiwa is a Political Science Graduate currently working at ARROW as a Programme Officer for the domain ‘Community Mobilisation for SRR Accountability’. She has 6+ years of experience in working on issues of gender, sexuality, freedom of expression, and feminist politics of the internet. Skilled in qualitative methodology, she likes research, reading and writing. She has led as well as co-authored multiple national as well as regional researches on different issues. Her areas of interest are International Relations, South Asian Politics, Gender, Sexuality, Human Rights, and Technology. At ARROW, she engages mostly with the national, regional and global RHRN consortium members to incrementally improve the regional and global norms and standards around SRHR especially focusing on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

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Programme Officer
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Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy (she/her) is a feminist activist and writer/editor from Malaysia and the USA. She works on issues of gender and human rights, most recently as a co-founder of Kemban Kolektif, a feminist consultancy collective supporting CSOs in Southeast Asia and globally. She has previously served in international advocacy, communications, and programme roles with Musawah, the transnational solidarity network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), the Women in Islam journal, the United States Senate, and other non-profit and academic organisations in Malaysia, USA and UK. Alex has an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics.

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Programme Manager
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Nica Castillo

Nica Castillo is a Senior Programme Officer at ARROW. She is an intersectional feminist who wears many hats. She has worked with civil society organizations and movements across the Global South on issues of climate justice and food sovereignty. She facilitates the integration of southern feminist analysis in these areas.

Nica is also an alumna of the Australia-based Diplomacy Training Program (2023). Beyond her professional life, she is a yoga enthusiast, a bookworm, and a photographer.
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Senior Programme Officer
Shamala Chandrasekaran

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Shamala Chandrasekaran has over 8 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, development, implementation and management of programmes, with particular focus on HIV, harm reduction, key populations, community capacity building, proposal writing and donor reporting at the local and national levels. Prior to joining ARROW, Shamala served as the National Programme Manager at a national NGO and was instrumental for the outcomes of support areas which includes technical and management support to partner organizations, monitoring systems, performance management of partner organizations and capacity building. Her professional experience also include contributing to the design and implementation of innovative community based prevention programmes with the Ministry of Health Malaysia for people who inject drugs, sex workers, MSM, and transgender people. Shamala has co-authored several publications with the HIV sector within the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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advocacy manager
Keshia Mahmood

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Keshia is a Senior Programme Officer with the Information and Communications team. She manages ARROW’s website and online resource centre, e-newsletters and social media. She is the regional coordinator for the Asia Network to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), a platform that aims to build stronger relationships and collaboration between organisations, activists, and researchers working to end FGM/C across Asia. Keshia also supports and facilitates capacity strengthening trainings on intersectionality in SRHR advocacy. Prior to joining ARROW, Keshia was a journalist and web copy editor at The Sun Daily where she edited local and foreign news articles for the newspaper’s website and managed its social media channels. As a journalist, she has covered issues ranging from general news, politics and business to lifestyle, entertainment and community-centric stories. She holds a degree in Communications with a major in Journalism. She went on to pursue her Masters in Communication where she wrote her thesis on the Malaysian media’s portrayal of foreign domestic workers and its effect on public perception. She is passionate about women’s rights and gender equality.

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senior programme officer
Riju Dhakal

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Riju Dhakal, is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal and is a graduate of Public Health from the Central Department of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Nepal. She has been actively engaging herself around public health issues and her passion especially lies in the area of adolescent and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has been an active youth activist for the past four years in Nepal and has also represented the issues and young people in the regional and international platforms. She is passionate about the use of Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a tool to promote the rights of young people, gender equality and establish better health conditions for them and her experience on advocacy stems from her leadership at YUWA, a youth-led organisation in Nepal. She loves travelling, grooving, doodling and hiking.

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Programme Officer
Anuj Bhandari

Anuj Bhandari

Anuj Bhandari is a public health graduate based in Kathmandu, Nepal, currently working as the Programme Officer for Communications at ARROW. Over the last seven years, Anuj has been engaged in various capacities within SRHR, public health, technology, and content creation. He strongly believes in feminism and equality. Prior to joining ARROW, Anuj worked as a project lead for SRHR-based projects in Nepal that also focused on digital advocacy. Anuj has also led a youth-based coalition comprised of youth-led organisations working to improve the SRHR and empower young people, especially adolescents and young girls, in Nepal. He was one of the Board Members of an organisation that works to support women, children, and girls in reaching their full potential in life by improving their overall health and nutritional status. In his free time, Anuj is interested in football and music.

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Programme Officer
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Tanyaa Sharma

Tanyaa is a sociology graduate with 7+ years of experience in the fields of youth work, gender and sexuality. She has previously worked with Pravah on projects focused on engaging with young people and developing their capacities to interact with the world in a socially and politically engaging way. Most recently, she has worked on gender and sexuality advocacy and research with organisations such as CREA and YLabs.

Tanyaa is absorbed by most things she comes by, including people, books & trees. She has a passion for creative arts and has acted in street and stage theatre on the themes of gender, climate change and political awareness.

Tanyaa Sharma
Programme Officer
Wong Chooi Fong

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Chooi Fong has years of experience working in various companies in the fields of Housing Development, Hospitality, Interior Design Constructions and Management. She graduated from Wawasan Open University (WOU). Apart from work, she loves travelling and reading.

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finance manager
Azmilia Kamil

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Azmilia ‘Mia’ Kamil graduated from University Technology Mara (UiTM) and majored in finance. She just celebrated her 10th anniversary as an Accountant. She has working experience from various industries such as advertising, property and manufacturing where she has been involved with all types of financial reporting exercises, striving to meet due dates. In other words, she has an eye for due dates. Apart from work, she loves reading, outdoors activities and travelling. Before joining ARROW, Mia participated in a project under UNICEF and currently in her spare time, she volunteers in a project associated with RJK – “Rumah Jalinan Kasih”, which aids underprivileged children.

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senior finance officer
Lee Yan Ping

Lee Yan Ping

Lee Yan Ping is a finance officer for ARROW. She graduated from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in global economics. She loves to travel as she feels that traveling is another form of investing in yourself. Yan Ping believes that sharing and caring makes the world a better place.

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Finance Officer
Rosnani Hitam

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Nani has been with ARROW since 2004. In the past she has worked with the Asian-Pacific Development Centre, an inter-governmental organisation. She studied Mass Communications and holds a Diploma in Public Relations from the University Technology Mara (UiTM). She is passionate about women’s rights and believes that all women can be happy, healthy and successful in every area of their lives.

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operations & HR manager
Wani Azman

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Wani has worked in the tourism sector, event management, publications, and the health and fitness industry. Prior to joining ARROW, she worked with an NGO under the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) on a programme for the rural community that reached out to students, the unemployed and underemployed, single parents and aspiring youth to make them a vital force in the ECER’s growth. Wani says she is constantly inspired by women who stand on their own feet and speak up for their rights.

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administrative officer
Rashidah-Abdullah

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Rashidah is a keen policy-oriented researcher, writer and activist. She has led the conceptualisation, coordination and report writing of a number of national, regional and international research and evaluation projects aimed at programme and policy change to benefit women. Rashidah has been a founder of a number of innovative NGOs, including the Women’s Centre Action Group in Western Australia, Women’s Aid Organisation for battered women, Sisters in Islam, ARROW, the Global Forum for Health Research (Geneva) and the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM).

Rashidah has been a consultant and a technical advisor for a number of international organisations, including UNESCO, UNFPA, IPPF, and WHO, as well as the Malaysian government and a number of women’s NGOs. Besides research and advocacy, she also has enjoyed writing and editing many publications on violence against women, gender and development, sexual and reproductive health, population policy, monitoring and advocacy, men’s responsibility, women’s health and rights, and Islam and women’s rights.

Rashidah is currently active in a number of capacities RRAAM, the Malaysian Aids Council, Sisters in Islam, and the Women’s Aid Organization (WAO). She now works as an activist and independent consultant in the areas of women’s health and sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and NGO organisational development.

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co-founder
Rita-Raj

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Rita Raj founded ARROW in 1993 with Rashidah Abdullah and remained a director until 1996. Before ARROW, Rita worked for 10 years with the Malaysian Federation of Family Planning Associations.

Rita joined the Asian and Pacific Development Centre (APDC) in 1988 and teamed up with Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) to coordinate WAO’s path breaking national domestic violence research, which helped influence legislation in Malaysia. She was a co-coordinator for the seven-country feminist research study of the International Research on Reproductive Rights and Action Group (IRRRAG) project and also supported International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific.

Rita went on to study traditional Chinese medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture in Massachusetts, United States and became a licensed acupuncturist, fulfilling a life-long dream to become a healer. She continued her work in women’s health through her involvement with the Boston Women’s Health Collective, UNFPA and Rutgers University Center for Global Women’s Leadership. Throughout her life, Rita inspired many with her deep commitment to the inequities and injustices many women face, which she translated into action to improve women’s health and rights around the world. She passed away on 23 November 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts and is dearly missed.

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co-founder
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Sohini Bhattacharya

Sohini has worked in the development sector for 30+ years with a focus on women and empowerment. She has been closely connected to the Women’s Movement in India and co-founded Sanhita Gender Resource Centre — the first of its kind in Eastern India in 1996. Before Breakthrough, she worked with Ashoka Innovators for the Public for 10 years to bring in more women entrepreneurs to the fellowship and on institution building for the organisation in South Asia. She also worked as the India strategy advisor for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network from 2010-2013. Sohini is a founding member of the Coalition for Good Schools – Voices from the South, a collection of leading practitioners and influencers committed to delivering access to a safe learning environment for children across the Global South.

Currently Sohini is the CEO of Breakthrough, an organisation focused on transforming gender norms and building the leadership of young people to prevent gender-based violence. Sohini became Breakthrough’s second President and CEO in July 2017 and helmed the global organisation through a founder transition for the first 3 years. Sohini has worked with Breakthrough since 2010 and has developed an impressive portfolio of support for Breakthrough’s programs and has managed the wide range of partnerships across the globe.

Sohini is a board member  of Kolkata Sanved, which uses dance movement for recovery from trauma and violence. She is also a trustee of Read India, an organisation that sets up self-sustaining community libraries across the country. Sohini has a master’s in English literature and a passion for crime fiction, cooking, handicrafts, and travel.

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Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi

Dr. Yasmeen Qazi is a Medical Doctor with a vast experience in public health field. She has received management trainings from New York, Australia and Germany. She is a well-known Reproductive Health Expert in the country and has remained an active Advocate for women’s health issues through her association with civil societies for more than 30 years. She has served as an Expert on Task Forces of various policies and programs and work closely with Donors and NGOs on Reproductive Health matters, in country and internationally. She was associated with Packard Foundation from 2003 to 20019 as their Senior Country Advisor. She received special Award from Sindh Government on account of “extraordinary work for social development” (2004). She was invited to deliver a speech in British Parliament on “Status of Maternal Health in Pakistan”, (2004). A noted achievement is Prime Minister Performance Award to Packard Foundation under her leadership (2009). Some other achievements include; Recipient of Ladies Fund Women Award for her groundbreaking work, by Dawood Global Foundation (2013); invitation as an Expert Speaker by Dutch Government to talk on “Islam and Family Planning” (Hague, May 2014); Part of Government Delegation to UN by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012 & 2014) ; Chosen as one of the 50 Women Leaders in country by British Council in WoW – Women of World initiative; Invited as Speaker in Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC to speak on Pakistan Population Issues; chosen as top 15 women leaders in Health by Punjab Government; invited in Population Task Forces by Governments of Punjab and Sindh, which are chaired by Chief Ministers. She is a Board Member of PPIF- Punjab Population Innovation Fund, established by Government of Punjab. She has recently been honored to be listed in top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health in Pakistan. She has been associated with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2015, first as Senior Technical Advisor and then as Senior Advocacy Advisor on Family Planning. Recently, she has been promoted as Senior Country Advisor on FP/MNCH to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi
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tham hui ying

Hui Ying is a human rights practitioner with over 9 years of experience in legal and rights-based advocacy. She is currently the Executive Director of Asylum Access Malaysia, a Malaysian refugee rights organisation that aims towards making human rights a reality for refugees in Malaysia through a combination of policy advocacy, legal services and community legal empowerment. As Executive Director, she oversees the organisational pursuit of impact and is directly responsible for promoting systemic change through advocacy to ensure all refugees in Malaysia are able to live safely, move freely, work fairly and rebuild their lives. Prior to joining Asylum Access Malaysia, Hui Ying was a practicing litigator where she worked on issues affecting gender equality and child rights. She previously served as President of the Association of Women Lawyers, Malaysia and is the former Deputy Chair of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights (APPRN) Southeast Asia Working Group. Hui Ying has a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) from the University of Reading and a Master’s in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, which she received as a Chevening Scholar. She has been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, and the Malaysian Bar.

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virisila buadromo

Virisila Buadromo is a Pacific feminist and political activist who co-leads the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia and the Pacific – the first rapid response grant maker for women and non binary human rights defenders for the regions. Prior to joining UAF A&P – Virisila was at the helm of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement for 14 years. Virisila has a background in media and communications. She was given the ‘International Women of Courage’ award in 2008 by the US Government and the inaugural ‘Courage Award’ by ‘Women have Wings’ (established in memory of Amelia Earhart) in 2012. Virisila plays a leading representational role at national, regional and international levels.

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suri

suriani kempe

Suri is a Co-founder of Kemban Kolektif, that provides consulting services linked to the entire project life-cycle using feminist and inter-sectional lens, particularly in the areas of gender, human rights and its intersections-sexual and reproductive health rights. Prior to that, Suri held the portfolio for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the United Nations Development Programme in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. She was responsible for the development and implementation of gender thematic programmes and integrating a gender perspective into the design and implementation of UNDP’s initiatives as well as strengthening the agenda on inclusion, resilience and sustainability. Her other work experiences include working with the civil society organisation, Sisters in Islam, advocating for Muslim women’s rights; and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development as a Parliamentary liaison and Special Officer to the Minister. She was a Project Manager with UNDP Malaysia on a project that focused on increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the workforce in the state of Johor (2008-2010). She also worked as a Programme Manager at Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family that works to advance human rights for women in Muslim contexts, in both their public and private lives.She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies, Bachelor in Global Studies and a certificate in Global Cultures.

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maya ganesh

Maya Indira Ganesh is a feminist technology researcher, speaker, and writer with a hybrid portfolio of work across arts and cultural organisations, academia, and NGOs. She has two Masters degrees and is a doctoral candidate at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. Since 2008 she has worked as a researcher and information-activist at the intersection of visual digital culture in activism, digital security, and privacy in human rights with Tactical Tech, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, and the APC Women’s Rights Programme. Prior to this Maya worked with international organisations like UNICEF, and Indian feminist movements on HIV/AIDS prevention, SRHR, and gender-based violence. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

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rozana isa

Rozana Isa has been in the women’s rights movement for two decades. She is currently the Executive Director of Sisters in Islam (SIS), a non-governmental organisation working on the rights of Muslim women within the framework of Islam. A graduate in accounting, she began her activism with the Women’s Aid Organisation in 1999. Over the years, she was exposed to the challenges faced by women to have their rights recognised and exercised in a context of increasing politicisation of race and religion within a democratic nation with parallel legal systems. Rozana believes that knowledge, engagement and community building are part of the key ingredients to address ethno-religious extremisms and to raise consciousness on gender equality.

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Suneeta Dhar

Suneeta is a Gender and Development Specialist with over four decades of experience on advancing women’s human rights. She has worked with community based civil society organisations as well as with international organisations. She coordinated the India Unit for the historic preparatory process for Beijing ’95 Conference, mobilising grassroots women leaders across diverse sectors, locations and social identities. She later worked with erstwhile UNIFEM South Asia in Delhi (1998-2006) and later at the New York office, managing the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (2006-2008). Suneeta was on the Board of Jagori – a feminist group in Delhi, and was Director (2008-2015) and currently a Senior Advisor with them. She currently advises 2 national organisations working on engendering women’s livelihoods, social and political empowerment.

She has designed multi-stakeholder programmes, engendering rural women’s livelihoods, ending violence against women, and building safer spaces for women/girls. As a feminist activist, she supports grassroots movement building, amplifying voices of women in their full diversity, especially from marginalised communities. As an educator, she facilitates capacity-building programmes for policy-makers, functionaries, and practitioners.

At a policy level, Suneeta has served on Expert Committees of the National Commission for Women and the Supreme Court’s Committee on Widow’s Rehabilitation. She is a member of the Beijing+25 and Civil Society Advisory Group of UN Women (India). As a member of the Global Coalition on Inclusive and Safe Spaces for Women/Girls (a global feminist alliance), she contributes to the UN Women’s Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender Based Violence. She has been a Co-Founder and a former Board member of the Women’s Fund Asia (earlier South Asia Women’s Fund, Colombo). She is currently Chair of the sister fund in India – South Asia Women Foundation – India, advocating for resources to advance rights of diverse women and trans persons. She is a Co-Founder of the Feminist Policy Collective in India and in a Co-Convener role with them. She also serves as a member of the National Human Rights Commission’s Core Group on Rights of Women. She is an external member of a few Internal Committees on Sexual Harassment of government and civil society organisations.

Suneeta holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and has been a recipient of the Fulbright and Advocacy Institute Fellowships for Development Practitioners. She has co-authored research studies, training manuals, and papers on women’s safety, gender and SDGs, transformative governance and women’s rights. Suneeta was recognised by Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2021.

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Tetet Lauron

Tetet Lauron

Tetet is an activist and development worker with almost 30 years’ experience in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural settings at grassroots, national, regional and international levels. She works on different development issues and themes, but is most passionate about climate justice. Tetet strives to make the climate negotiations on finance, particularly loss and damage finance, accessible to a broader audience as a contribution to growing stronger global movements for climate justice.

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melissa akhir

Melissa is a founder and partner at Kemban Kolektif: a feminist, intergenerational and collaborative consultancy particularly in the intersections of gender within larger human rights. She has multisectoral experience in access to justice, gender equality and children’s human rights in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. She was a human rights advocate at WCC Penang and WAO for almost 10 years. Prior to NGO work, she was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Federal Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers for almost 10 years.

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niluka gunawardena

Niluka Gunawardena is an educator, researcher and disability rights advocate based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Niluka earned a Master of Arts degree in Disability and Gender (Distinction) from the University of Leeds, and she teaches Disability Studies at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She is a consultant and curriculum developer for the University of Colombo. She is a faculty member of the Disability Sexuality and Rights Online Institute (DSROI) hosted by CREA. Niluka has taught Geography and Earth Science to secondary school students for several years and is currently working on introducing Mindfulness to school children and educators in conjunction with the Open University of Sri Lanka. Niluka regularly conducts community training workshops on Disability Rights using the CRPD-SDGs framework for a multitude of NGOs and DPOs. She also influences disability inclusive corporate policy
by leading disability rights awareness sessions for corporations.  As a researcher, she has worked on evidence based policy for organisations like the Human Environment Research Observatory, Equal Ground and BBC. She is a co-founder of The Spectrum, a peer support group for individuals with psychosocial disabilities and Union of Abilities, a peer group for youth with physical disabilities in Sri Lanka. She is a Board member of Women Enabled International and serves on the Disability Advisory Panel of HYPE Sri Lanka.

niluka gunawardena
madhavi

madhavi joshi

Madhavi Joshi is Senior Programme Director of the Centre for Environment Education and manages the Youth Programmes and the Rural Programmes Group at the centre. Madhavi is involved in urban programmes in the areas of waste management, sustainable mobility, and greening. Leading the Rural Programmes, she is involved in capacity building of women elected representatives, sustainable livelihoods and water management programmes. As coordinator for the youth programmes, Madhavi initiated the South Asia Youth Environment Network with UNEP’s support, conducting programmes in the region. She has worked in social and communications research at the Space Applications Centre, ISRO for 5 years, before joining CEE in 1993. Madhavi has over 30 years of experience designing, implementing and leading education and communication projects in the area of sustainable development. She has led major national programmes and campaigns in partnership with UN agencies, National Ministries, and other partners. She has authored a number of papers and contributed to publications in the area of communication and education for sustainable development. Madhavi has a Masters in Social Work. 

madhavi joshi
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farhanah

Farhanah has been working in the intersection of digital rights and security, gender and sexuality, media, and labour issues since she graduated from Communication Science in 2010. Currently, she is a fellow for Digital Defenders Partnership and an editor for the technology section on a workers-owned cultural online media, Jurnalruang.com. She has been involved in a digital literacy initiative for young people—KEMUDI, is a part of the research and education team for SINDIKASI—a media and creative workers union, and a board member of Pamflet, an organisation working on research, archiving, and publication on youth issues and human rights.

farhanah
mary-jane-real

mary jane real

Mary Jane N. Real is the Co-Lead of Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia & Pacific (UAF A&P), a newly established organisation that provides rapid response grants and supports women and non-binary human rights defenders at risk in Asia and the Pacific. She is a founding member and former Coordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. A lawyer and a long-time advocate for women’s human rights, she has worked with various international, regional and national organisations and initiatives in different capacities including as current Board member of Front Line Defenders and Jass Associates.

mary jane real
lyana-khairuddin

lyana khairuddin

Dr Lyana Khairuddin is Political Adviser at the British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. She founded the social movement #bringbackthekebaya in 2016, promoting the celebration of Malay culture and women empowerment through this traditional blouse. Lyana trained as a virologist, with published international works in Human Papillomavirus (HPV; the virus known to cause cervical cancer) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Her former column, NaturalLy, published by The Star Media Group commented on socio- and identity politics in Malaysia.

lyana khairuddin
Ivy Josiah

Ivy N Josiah

Ivy N Josiah is a women’s rights advocate, a gender consultant and trainer.  She has a background in women’s human rights addressing multiple forms of discrimination against women and has conducted trainings in over 15 countries.

Currently, Ivy is a non- Executive Director of the International Women’s Development Agency, Australia (IWDA) and a member of the Programme & Management Committee of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), Thailand.

She was recently appointed as Co-Chair of Urgent Action Fund, Asia and Pacific.

As a member of Five Arts Centre she has taken on the role of  Producer for several Five  Arts Centre productions and projects.

Ivy is the former President and Executive Director of Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), where over 20 years she developed WAO’s shelter services and advocacy strategies for law and policy reform. WAO opened Malaysia’s first shelter for survivors of domestic violence in 1982.

Ivy N Josiah
Telesia Ofa’ Kobiti

Telesia Ofa’ Kobiti

Telesia Kobiti currently works as a programme officer at the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF). She has been at the PDF for over 5 years and was formerly their research officer. Her areas of expertise include access auditing, and she is the key lead for work on accessibility while providing support for work on support services and social protection. Telesia also works across the Sustainable Development Goals in alignment with the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Telesia has a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs, a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Social Work from the University of the South Pacific. She had also spent a semester at the University of Gottingen, Germany, as an exchange student studying social and cultural anthropology.

She is passionate about advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities and is true to her stand of working to change the narrative for persons with disabilities in the Pacific region.

Telesia Ofa’ Kobiti
Shireen Jejeebhoy

Shireen Jejeebhoy

Shireen Jejeebhoy is a demographer and social scientist, currently Visiting Distinguished Faculty at the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, founder and director, Aksha Centre for Equity and Wellbeing, Mumbai, and President, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Paris. Previously, she served as Senior Associate, Population Council, India and Scientist, Reproductive Health and Research Department, WHO, Geneva. Her research has focused on adolescent and youth health and development (she led India’s first sub-national survey of youth), the empowerment of women and girls, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights including abortion and child marriage.

Shireen Jejeebhoy
Gyky_Pride

mary gyknell tangente | gyky

As the Advocacy Officer of GALANG Philippines, she facilitates the organization’s engagement with local and national bodies to bring into mainstream consciousness the pressing issues and concerns of lesbians, bisexual women, and trans men living in urban poor communities. After completing her Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences (Major in Social Anthropology-Minor in History) from the University of the Philippines Baguio, Gyky joined GALANG as a Community Organizer. This position provided her with critical insights on ground-level realities that fuel her passion to tirelessly advocate for equality, diversity, and LGBT rights.

mary gyknell tangente | gyky

Vietnam

  • Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)

Indonesia

  • Aliansi Satu Visi (ASV);
  • CEDAW Working Group;
  • Hollaback! Jakarta;
  • Institut Kapal Perempuan;
  • Kalyanamitra;
  • Komnas Perempuan;
  • Remaja Independen Papua/Independent Youth
    Forum Papua (FRIP/IYFP);
  • Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia (PKBI);
  • Perkumpulan Lintas Feminis Jakarta;
  • Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi;
  • RUTGERS Indonesia;
  • Sanggar SWARA;
  • Women on Web;
  • Yayasan Kesehatan Perempuan (YKP); 
  • YIFOS Indonesia

Maldives

  • Hope for Women
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)
About ARROW

About ARROW

We have consultative status with the economic and social
council of the united nations.

ARROW strives to enable women, non-binary people and young people to be equal citizens in all aspects of their lives by ensuring their sexual and reproductive health and rights are achieved.

Established in 1993 upon a needs assessment arising out of a regional women’s health project, where the originating vision was to create a resource center that would ‘enable women to better define and control their lives’, ARROW is a regional non-profit women and young people’s organization based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations. We work closely with many national partners in countries, regional and global networks around the world, and are able to reach stakeholders in 120 countries.

An equal, just and equitable world, where every woman, non-binary person and young person, in all our diversities, enjoy our full sexual and reproductive rights.

To promote and defend women’s, non-binary people’s and young people’s rights and needs, particularly in the areas of sexuality and health, and affirm their agency to claim these rights.

  1. Systems, policies and programmes are reoriented to:
    • Upholding gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights; and
    • Ensuring that health systems deliver comprehensive, gender- sensitive, rights-based and youth friendly services for sexual and reproductive health that are accessible, just, equitable and of the highest quality.
  2. Women’s, young people’s and civil society organisations are strong and effective in:
    • Conceptualising and clarifying perspectives on sexual and reproductive rights and larger development issues that impact women and marginalised communities
    • Influencing policy agenda that affirms women’s and young people’s sexuality and rights;
    • Holding governments and donors accountable to international and national commitments and obligations
    • Gaining sustained participation and representation in decision-making spaces.
  3. Women and young people’s lives and health outcomes improve, particularly in the area of SRHR, especially for the poor and marginalised.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Sivananthi Thanenthiran

sivananthi thanenthiran | siva

Siva is currently the Executive Director of ARROW. Before joining ARROW, she explored different career choices in her life, which included teaching at a university, running a magazine across three countries and working for the United Nations. These different opportunities helped her discover her passion for writing and learning and form her ideals of working in partnerships and respecting diversity.

She has co-written and edited books on sustainable development and urbanization as part of her work with the Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI), a regional project of UNDP. She was also a committee member of the Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI), which ran candidates on a women’s rights issues platform.

Siva co-authored ARROW’s ICPD+15 and ICPD+20 Asia-Pacific monitoring reports and has written numerous articles and presented papers on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has been able to expand the work of ARROW to examine more closely the inter-linkages of sexual and reproductive health and rights with critical development issues such as poverty, food security, climate change and migration. Under Siva’s leadership, the organization’s working partnerships have expanded to 17 countries in the region as well as regional and global networks and organisations.

She occasionally writes for local newspapers on issues that she thinks are of crucial importance in her country and views this as her contribution to the society in which she lives.

sivananthi thanenthiran | siva
executive director
Sai Racherla

sai jyothirmai racherla | sai

Sai Jyothirmai Racherla (Sai) comes with training in Nutrition and Population Sciences, and 18 years of experience working on issues of right to health, maternal health and rights, gender, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She is an activist, a trainer, a researcher and advocate of women’s rights.

At ARROW, she has been involved in the advocacy and monitoring of the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, ICPD Programme of Action, and successfully coordinated the Global South monitoring of the 20 years of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in five regions of Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013. This monitoring and advocacy initiative was carried out in 49 countries across the Global South using a right based SRHR indicator framework. She has been active in Post-2015 processes leading up to the Agenda 2030 at the UN, and has been selected for all the Inter-Agency Expert Group Meetings on SDG indicators thus far on behalf of civil society.

She has co-authored the reclaiming and redefining rights – ICPD+15 Status of Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Asia, and coordinated the related series of publications on reproductive autonomy, maternal mortality and morbidity, sexuality and rights, poverty food security SRHR, analysing SRHR under CEDAW and pathways to universal access to reproductive health in Asia.

Her other area of work currently focuses on young people SRHR accountability, monitoring and advocacy.

sai jyothirmai racherla | sai
deputy executive director
Menka Goundan

menka goundan

Menka Goundan is a feminist researcher, human rights activist and development program specialist from Fiji. She is a Senior Program Manager at the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women. Menka was previously the Executive Director at the Women’s Fund Fiji and the Senior Program Manager at the Fiji Women’s Fund. She is a former Program Advisory Committee member at the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women. Menka has worked at the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding and Fiji Women’s Rights Movement in the past and served as secretary to Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights. Menka holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, management and public administration, a postgraduate diploma in development studies from the University of the South Pacific, and a professional certificate in women’s peacebuilding leadership from the Eastern Mennonite University. She is also an alumni of the Pacific Research Colloquium of the Australian National University.
menka goundan
programme director
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emily yip

Emily is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has more than 20 years experience in HR, tax, finance and accounting, having worked with various companies including  telecommunications, IT system integration and interior design constructions listed on SGX. She loves travelling for holidays and appreciates food, with cooking being her passion.

emily yip
operations director
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anjali shenoi

Anjali (she/her) is an intersectional feminist with over 10 years of experience in research and policy advocacy in the areas of reproductive justice, public health and human rights in India. Over the years, she has actively engaged in social justice campaigns and peoples’ movements to advocate for policy and systems’ change on a range of issues in this space. She has also conceptualised and developed programmes and content for young people in India on CSE, gender, sexuality and life skills, media and digital literacy and health rights. Equipped with a Master’s degree in International Development from University of Bath, UK, she has a keen interest in evidence generation for advocacy, programme management, and cross-movement collaborations.

anjali shenoi
Programme Manager
Smruti Sudha Behera

smruti sudha behera

Smruti is a post graduate in Development Studies with close to nine years of engagement with the development space. She has been deeply engaged in gender justice at the grassroots working with women and girls from Dalit, tribal and excluded communities during her time in PRADAN, India. She has also spent time in a public health organization, Public Health Resource Network drawing intersections of health, gender and rights and working on a health inequity research with particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs). In her previous few years with CREA, Smruti had been deeply focused in intersectional feminism while working with structurally excluded communities like young people, persons with disabilities and sexual and gender diverse people on issues of sexuality, gender, human rights, SRHR and feminist leadership. Smruti believes in bringing intersectional feminism lenses to all the work that she does. She is passionate about implementing complex programs and creating spaces for cross movement collaborations.

smruti sudha behera
senior programme officer
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Aliza Singh

Aliza Singh is a Senior Programme Officer at ARROW, currently based in Nepal. She has a degree in Masters in Public Health and more than 9 years of experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She has worked closely with the Government of Nepal along with different UN organizations such as UNFPA and WHO for health system strengthening.

Aliza also has the experience of working with NGOs in advocating the access to SRHR . She has led and co-authored many qualitative as well as quantitative researches and has a good experience of work in evidence generation. Aliza has also shown her leadership skill as board member in a women-led organization in Nepal.

Aliza Singh
Senior Programme Officer
Hasini Rupasinghe - ARROW

Hasini Rupasinghe

Hasini is a legal practitioner in Sri Lanka working on areas including fundamental rights and public interest litigation. She is a passionate advocate of SRHR including safe abortion rights and reformation of law and policies on the same. She is  also a trainer at YANSL and represents ARROW in the YANAA Committee.

Hasini Rupasinghe
SAIGE Coordinator
Nur Hazwani Husin

Nur Hazwani Husin

Nur Hazwani Husin obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Science (Political Science) from the University of Science Malaysia. She has experience working with the state and local government, public servants, NGOs and communities, and bringing about positive change through Gender Responsive & Participatory Budgeting and Gender Mainstreaming projects in Penang and Selangor.

Her academic training and years of work experience has helped to hone her interest and skills in working with people at all levels of society, with a special concern for the underprivileged and marginalised. A firm believer in the importance of good governance, human rights, and women’s development issues, she hopes to contribute to the noble aim of promoting gender and social equality in society.

Nur Hazwani Husin
Programme Officer
Shiwa Karmacharya

shiwa karmacharya

Shiwa is a Political Science Graduate currently working at ARROW as a Programme Officer for the domain ‘Community Mobilisation for SRR Accountability’. She has 6+ years of experience in working on issues of gender, sexuality, freedom of expression, and feminist politics of the internet. Skilled in qualitative methodology, she likes research, reading and writing. She has led as well as co-authored multiple national as well as regional researches on different issues. Her areas of interest are International Relations, South Asian Politics, Gender, Sexuality, Human Rights, and Technology. At ARROW, she engages mostly with the national, regional and global RHRN consortium members to incrementally improve the regional and global norms and standards around SRHR especially focusing on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

shiwa karmacharya
Programme Officer
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Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy (she/her) is a feminist activist and writer/editor from Malaysia and the USA. She works on issues of gender and human rights, most recently as a co-founder of Kemban Kolektif, a feminist consultancy collective supporting CSOs in Southeast Asia and globally. She has previously served in international advocacy, communications, and programme roles with Musawah, the transnational solidarity network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), the Women in Islam journal, the United States Senate, and other non-profit and academic organisations in Malaysia, USA and UK. Alex has an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics.

Alex McCarthy
Programme Manager
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Nica Castillo

Nica Castillo is a Senior Programme Officer at ARROW. She is an intersectional feminist who wears many hats. She has worked with civil society organizations and movements across the Global South on issues of climate justice and food sovereignty. She facilitates the integration of southern feminist analysis in these areas.

Nica is also an alumna of the Australia-based Diplomacy Training Program (2023). Beyond her professional life, she is a yoga enthusiast, a bookworm, and a photographer.
Nica Castillo
Senior Programme Officer
Shamala Chandrasekaran

shamala chandrasekaran

Shamala Chandrasekaran has over 8 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, development, implementation and management of programmes, with particular focus on HIV, harm reduction, key populations, community capacity building, proposal writing and donor reporting at the local and national levels. Prior to joining ARROW, Shamala served as the National Programme Manager at a national NGO and was instrumental for the outcomes of support areas which includes technical and management support to partner organizations, monitoring systems, performance management of partner organizations and capacity building. Her professional experience also include contributing to the design and implementation of innovative community based prevention programmes with the Ministry of Health Malaysia for people who inject drugs, sex workers, MSM, and transgender people. Shamala has co-authored several publications with the HIV sector within the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

shamala chandrasekaran
advocacy manager
Keshia Mahmood

keshia mahmood

Keshia is a Senior Programme Officer with the Information and Communications team. She manages ARROW’s website and online resource centre, e-newsletters and social media. She is the regional coordinator for the Asia Network to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), a platform that aims to build stronger relationships and collaboration between organisations, activists, and researchers working to end FGM/C across Asia. Keshia also supports and facilitates capacity strengthening trainings on intersectionality in SRHR advocacy. Prior to joining ARROW, Keshia was a journalist and web copy editor at The Sun Daily where she edited local and foreign news articles for the newspaper’s website and managed its social media channels. As a journalist, she has covered issues ranging from general news, politics and business to lifestyle, entertainment and community-centric stories. She holds a degree in Communications with a major in Journalism. She went on to pursue her Masters in Communication where she wrote her thesis on the Malaysian media’s portrayal of foreign domestic workers and its effect on public perception. She is passionate about women’s rights and gender equality.

keshia mahmood
senior programme officer
Riju Dhakal

riju dhakal

Riju Dhakal, is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal and is a graduate of Public Health from the Central Department of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Nepal. She has been actively engaging herself around public health issues and her passion especially lies in the area of adolescent and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has been an active youth activist for the past four years in Nepal and has also represented the issues and young people in the regional and international platforms. She is passionate about the use of Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a tool to promote the rights of young people, gender equality and establish better health conditions for them and her experience on advocacy stems from her leadership at YUWA, a youth-led organisation in Nepal. She loves travelling, grooving, doodling and hiking.

riju dhakal
Programme Officer
Anuj Bhandari

Anuj Bhandari

Anuj Bhandari is a public health graduate based in Kathmandu, Nepal, currently working as the Programme Officer for Communications at ARROW. Over the last seven years, Anuj has been engaged in various capacities within SRHR, public health, technology, and content creation. He strongly believes in feminism and equality. Prior to joining ARROW, Anuj worked as a project lead for SRHR-based projects in Nepal that also focused on digital advocacy. Anuj has also led a youth-based coalition comprised of youth-led organisations working to improve the SRHR and empower young people, especially adolescents and young girls, in Nepal. He was one of the Board Members of an organisation that works to support women, children, and girls in reaching their full potential in life by improving their overall health and nutritional status. In his free time, Anuj is interested in football and music.

Anuj Bhandari
Programme Officer
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Tanyaa Sharma

Tanyaa is a sociology graduate with 7+ years of experience in the fields of youth work, gender and sexuality. She has previously worked with Pravah on projects focused on engaging with young people and developing their capacities to interact with the world in a socially and politically engaging way. Most recently, she has worked on gender and sexuality advocacy and research with organisations such as CREA and YLabs.

Tanyaa is absorbed by most things she comes by, including people, books & trees. She has a passion for creative arts and has acted in street and stage theatre on the themes of gender, climate change and political awareness.

Tanyaa Sharma
Programme Officer
Wong Chooi Fong

wong chooi fong

Chooi Fong has years of experience working in various companies in the fields of Housing Development, Hospitality, Interior Design Constructions and Management. She graduated from Wawasan Open University (WOU). Apart from work, she loves travelling and reading.

wong chooi fong
finance manager
Azmilia Kamil

azmilia kamil | mia

Azmilia ‘Mia’ Kamil graduated from University Technology Mara (UiTM) and majored in finance. She just celebrated her 10th anniversary as an Accountant. She has working experience from various industries such as advertising, property and manufacturing where she has been involved with all types of financial reporting exercises, striving to meet due dates. In other words, she has an eye for due dates. Apart from work, she loves reading, outdoors activities and travelling. Before joining ARROW, Mia participated in a project under UNICEF and currently in her spare time, she volunteers in a project associated with RJK – “Rumah Jalinan Kasih”, which aids underprivileged children.

azmilia kamil | mia
senior finance officer
Lee Yan Ping

Lee Yan Ping

Lee Yan Ping is a finance officer for ARROW. She graduated from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in global economics. She loves to travel as she feels that traveling is another form of investing in yourself. Yan Ping believes that sharing and caring makes the world a better place.

Lee Yan Ping
Finance Officer
Rosnani Hitam

rosnani hitam | nani

Nani has been with ARROW since 2004. In the past she has worked with the Asian-Pacific Development Centre, an inter-governmental organisation. She studied Mass Communications and holds a Diploma in Public Relations from the University Technology Mara (UiTM). She is passionate about women’s rights and believes that all women can be happy, healthy and successful in every area of their lives.

rosnani hitam | nani
operations & HR manager
Wani Azman

wani azman

Wani has worked in the tourism sector, event management, publications, and the health and fitness industry. Prior to joining ARROW, she worked with an NGO under the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) on a programme for the rural community that reached out to students, the unemployed and underemployed, single parents and aspiring youth to make them a vital force in the ECER’s growth. Wani says she is constantly inspired by women who stand on their own feet and speak up for their rights.

wani azman
administrative officer
Rashidah-Abdullah

rashidah abdullah

Rashidah is a keen policy-oriented researcher, writer and activist. She has led the conceptualisation, coordination and report writing of a number of national, regional and international research and evaluation projects aimed at programme and policy change to benefit women. Rashidah has been a founder of a number of innovative NGOs, including the Women’s Centre Action Group in Western Australia, Women’s Aid Organisation for battered women, Sisters in Islam, ARROW, the Global Forum for Health Research (Geneva) and the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM).

Rashidah has been a consultant and a technical advisor for a number of international organisations, including UNESCO, UNFPA, IPPF, and WHO, as well as the Malaysian government and a number of women’s NGOs. Besides research and advocacy, she also has enjoyed writing and editing many publications on violence against women, gender and development, sexual and reproductive health, population policy, monitoring and advocacy, men’s responsibility, women’s health and rights, and Islam and women’s rights.

Rashidah is currently active in a number of capacities RRAAM, the Malaysian Aids Council, Sisters in Islam, and the Women’s Aid Organization (WAO). She now works as an activist and independent consultant in the areas of women’s health and sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and NGO organisational development.

rashidah abdullah
co-founder
Rita-Raj

rita raj (1944-2006)

Rita Raj founded ARROW in 1993 with Rashidah Abdullah and remained a director until 1996. Before ARROW, Rita worked for 10 years with the Malaysian Federation of Family Planning Associations.

Rita joined the Asian and Pacific Development Centre (APDC) in 1988 and teamed up with Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) to coordinate WAO’s path breaking national domestic violence research, which helped influence legislation in Malaysia. She was a co-coordinator for the seven-country feminist research study of the International Research on Reproductive Rights and Action Group (IRRRAG) project and also supported International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific.

Rita went on to study traditional Chinese medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture in Massachusetts, United States and became a licensed acupuncturist, fulfilling a life-long dream to become a healer. She continued her work in women’s health through her involvement with the Boston Women’s Health Collective, UNFPA and Rutgers University Center for Global Women’s Leadership. Throughout her life, Rita inspired many with her deep commitment to the inequities and injustices many women face, which she translated into action to improve women’s health and rights around the world. She passed away on 23 November 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts and is dearly missed.

rita raj (1944-2006)
co-founder
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Sohini Bhattacharya

Sohini has worked in the development sector for 30+ years with a focus on women and empowerment. She has been closely connected to the Women’s Movement in India and co-founded Sanhita Gender Resource Centre — the first of its kind in Eastern India in 1996. Before Breakthrough, she worked with Ashoka Innovators for the Public for 10 years to bring in more women entrepreneurs to the fellowship and on institution building for the organisation in South Asia. She also worked as the India strategy advisor for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network from 2010-2013. Sohini is a founding member of the Coalition for Good Schools – Voices from the South, a collection of leading practitioners and influencers committed to delivering access to a safe learning environment for children across the Global South.

Currently Sohini is the CEO of Breakthrough, an organisation focused on transforming gender norms and building the leadership of young people to prevent gender-based violence. Sohini became Breakthrough’s second President and CEO in July 2017 and helmed the global organisation through a founder transition for the first 3 years. Sohini has worked with Breakthrough since 2010 and has developed an impressive portfolio of support for Breakthrough’s programs and has managed the wide range of partnerships across the globe.

Sohini is a board member  of Kolkata Sanved, which uses dance movement for recovery from trauma and violence. She is also a trustee of Read India, an organisation that sets up self-sustaining community libraries across the country. Sohini has a master’s in English literature and a passion for crime fiction, cooking, handicrafts, and travel.

Sohini Bhattacharya
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Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi

Dr. Yasmeen Qazi is a Medical Doctor with a vast experience in public health field. She has received management trainings from New York, Australia and Germany. She is a well-known Reproductive Health Expert in the country and has remained an active Advocate for women’s health issues through her association with civil societies for more than 30 years. She has served as an Expert on Task Forces of various policies and programs and work closely with Donors and NGOs on Reproductive Health matters, in country and internationally. She was associated with Packard Foundation from 2003 to 20019 as their Senior Country Advisor. She received special Award from Sindh Government on account of “extraordinary work for social development” (2004). She was invited to deliver a speech in British Parliament on “Status of Maternal Health in Pakistan”, (2004). A noted achievement is Prime Minister Performance Award to Packard Foundation under her leadership (2009). Some other achievements include; Recipient of Ladies Fund Women Award for her groundbreaking work, by Dawood Global Foundation (2013); invitation as an Expert Speaker by Dutch Government to talk on “Islam and Family Planning” (Hague, May 2014); Part of Government Delegation to UN by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012 & 2014) ; Chosen as one of the 50 Women Leaders in country by British Council in WoW – Women of World initiative; Invited as Speaker in Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC to speak on Pakistan Population Issues; chosen as top 15 women leaders in Health by Punjab Government; invited in Population Task Forces by Governments of Punjab and Sindh, which are chaired by Chief Ministers. She is a Board Member of PPIF- Punjab Population Innovation Fund, established by Government of Punjab. She has recently been honored to be listed in top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health in Pakistan. She has been associated with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2015, first as Senior Technical Advisor and then as Senior Advocacy Advisor on Family Planning. Recently, she has been promoted as Senior Country Advisor on FP/MNCH to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi
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tham hui ying

Hui Ying is a human rights practitioner with over 9 years of experience in legal and rights-based advocacy. She is currently the Executive Director of Asylum Access Malaysia, a Malaysian refugee rights organisation that aims towards making human rights a reality for refugees in Malaysia through a combination of policy advocacy, legal services and community legal empowerment. As Executive Director, she oversees the organisational pursuit of impact and is directly responsible for promoting systemic change through advocacy to ensure all refugees in Malaysia are able to live safely, move freely, work fairly and rebuild their lives. Prior to joining Asylum Access Malaysia, Hui Ying was a practicing litigator where she worked on issues affecting gender equality and child rights. She previously served as President of the Association of Women Lawyers, Malaysia and is the former Deputy Chair of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights (APPRN) Southeast Asia Working Group. Hui Ying has a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) from the University of Reading and a Master’s in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, which she received as a Chevening Scholar. She has been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, and the Malaysian Bar.

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Virisila Buadromo is a Pacific feminist and political activist who co-leads the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia and the Pacific – the first rapid response grant maker for women and non binary human rights defenders for the regions. Prior to joining UAF A&P – Virisila was at the helm of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement for 14 years. Virisila has a background in media and communications. She was given the ‘International Women of Courage’ award in 2008 by the US Government and the inaugural ‘Courage Award’ by ‘Women have Wings’ (established in memory of Amelia Earhart) in 2012. Virisila plays a leading representational role at national, regional and international levels.

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Suri is a Co-founder of Kemban Kolektif, that provides consulting services linked to the entire project life-cycle using feminist and inter-sectional lens, particularly in the areas of gender, human rights and its intersections-sexual and reproductive health rights. Prior to that, Suri held the portfolio for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the United Nations Development Programme in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. She was responsible for the development and implementation of gender thematic programmes and integrating a gender perspective into the design and implementation of UNDP’s initiatives as well as strengthening the agenda on inclusion, resilience and sustainability. Her other work experiences include working with the civil society organisation, Sisters in Islam, advocating for Muslim women’s rights; and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development as a Parliamentary liaison and Special Officer to the Minister. She was a Project Manager with UNDP Malaysia on a project that focused on increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the workforce in the state of Johor (2008-2010). She also worked as a Programme Manager at Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family that works to advance human rights for women in Muslim contexts, in both their public and private lives.She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies, Bachelor in Global Studies and a certificate in Global Cultures.

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maya ganesh

Maya Indira Ganesh is a feminist technology researcher, speaker, and writer with a hybrid portfolio of work across arts and cultural organisations, academia, and NGOs. She has two Masters degrees and is a doctoral candidate at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. Since 2008 she has worked as a researcher and information-activist at the intersection of visual digital culture in activism, digital security, and privacy in human rights with Tactical Tech, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, and the APC Women’s Rights Programme. Prior to this Maya worked with international organisations like UNICEF, and Indian feminist movements on HIV/AIDS prevention, SRHR, and gender-based violence. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

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rozana isa

Rozana Isa has been in the women’s rights movement for two decades. She is currently the Executive Director of Sisters in Islam (SIS), a non-governmental organisation working on the rights of Muslim women within the framework of Islam. A graduate in accounting, she began her activism with the Women’s Aid Organisation in 1999. Over the years, she was exposed to the challenges faced by women to have their rights recognised and exercised in a context of increasing politicisation of race and religion within a democratic nation with parallel legal systems. Rozana believes that knowledge, engagement and community building are part of the key ingredients to address ethno-religious extremisms and to raise consciousness on gender equality.

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Suneeta Dhar

Suneeta is a Gender and Development Specialist with over four decades of experience on advancing women’s human rights. She has worked with community based civil society organisations as well as with international organisations. She coordinated the India Unit for the historic preparatory process for Beijing ’95 Conference, mobilising grassroots women leaders across diverse sectors, locations and social identities. She later worked with erstwhile UNIFEM South Asia in Delhi (1998-2006) and later at the New York office, managing the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (2006-2008). Suneeta was on the Board of Jagori – a feminist group in Delhi, and was Director (2008-2015) and currently a Senior Advisor with them. She currently advises 2 national organisations working on engendering women’s livelihoods, social and political empowerment.

She has designed multi-stakeholder programmes, engendering rural women’s livelihoods, ending violence against women, and building safer spaces for women/girls. As a feminist activist, she supports grassroots movement building, amplifying voices of women in their full diversity, especially from marginalised communities. As an educator, she facilitates capacity-building programmes for policy-makers, functionaries, and practitioners.

At a policy level, Suneeta has served on Expert Committees of the National Commission for Women and the Supreme Court’s Committee on Widow’s Rehabilitation. She is a member of the Beijing+25 and Civil Society Advisory Group of UN Women (India). As a member of the Global Coalition on Inclusive and Safe Spaces for Women/Girls (a global feminist alliance), she contributes to the UN Women’s Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender Based Violence. She has been a Co-Founder and a former Board member of the Women’s Fund Asia (earlier South Asia Women’s Fund, Colombo). She is currently Chair of the sister fund in India – South Asia Women Foundation – India, advocating for resources to advance rights of diverse women and trans persons. She is a Co-Founder of the Feminist Policy Collective in India and in a Co-Convener role with them. She also serves as a member of the National Human Rights Commission’s Core Group on Rights of Women. She is an external member of a few Internal Committees on Sexual Harassment of government and civil society organisations.

Suneeta holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and has been a recipient of the Fulbright and Advocacy Institute Fellowships for Development Practitioners. She has co-authored research studies, training manuals, and papers on women’s safety, gender and SDGs, transformative governance and women’s rights. Suneeta was recognised by Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2021.

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Tetet Lauron

Tetet Lauron

Tetet is an activist and development worker with almost 30 years’ experience in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural settings at grassroots, national, regional and international levels. She works on different development issues and themes, but is most passionate about climate justice. Tetet strives to make the climate negotiations on finance, particularly loss and damage finance, accessible to a broader audience as a contribution to growing stronger global movements for climate justice.

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melissa akhir

Melissa is a founder and partner at Kemban Kolektif: a feminist, intergenerational and collaborative consultancy particularly in the intersections of gender within larger human rights. She has multisectoral experience in access to justice, gender equality and children’s human rights in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. She was a human rights advocate at WCC Penang and WAO for almost 10 years. Prior to NGO work, she was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Federal Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers for almost 10 years.

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niluka gunawardena

Niluka Gunawardena is an educator, researcher and disability rights advocate based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Niluka earned a Master of Arts degree in Disability and Gender (Distinction) from the University of Leeds, and she teaches Disability Studies at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She is a consultant and curriculum developer for the University of Colombo. She is a faculty member of the Disability Sexuality and Rights Online Institute (DSROI) hosted by CREA. Niluka has taught Geography and Earth Science to secondary school students for several years and is currently working on introducing Mindfulness to school children and educators in conjunction with the Open University of Sri Lanka. Niluka regularly conducts community training workshops on Disability Rights using the CRPD-SDGs framework for a multitude of NGOs and DPOs. She also influences disability inclusive corporate policy
by leading disability rights awareness sessions for corporations.  As a researcher, she has worked on evidence based policy for organisations like the Human Environment Research Observatory, Equal Ground and BBC. She is a co-founder of The Spectrum, a peer support group for individuals with psychosocial disabilities and Union of Abilities, a peer group for youth with physical disabilities in Sri Lanka. She is a Board member of Women Enabled International and serves on the Disability Advisory Panel of HYPE Sri Lanka.

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madhavi joshi

Madhavi Joshi is Senior Programme Director of the Centre for Environment Education and manages the Youth Programmes and the Rural Programmes Group at the centre. Madhavi is involved in urban programmes in the areas of waste management, sustainable mobility, and greening. Leading the Rural Programmes, she is involved in capacity building of women elected representatives, sustainable livelihoods and water management programmes. As coordinator for the youth programmes, Madhavi initiated the South Asia Youth Environment Network with UNEP’s support, conducting programmes in the region. She has worked in social and communications research at the Space Applications Centre, ISRO for 5 years, before joining CEE in 1993. Madhavi has over 30 years of experience designing, implementing and leading education and communication projects in the area of sustainable development. She has led major national programmes and campaigns in partnership with UN agencies, National Ministries, and other partners. She has authored a number of papers and contributed to publications in the area of communication and education for sustainable development. Madhavi has a Masters in Social Work. 

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farhanah

Farhanah has been working in the intersection of digital rights and security, gender and sexuality, media, and labour issues since she graduated from Communication Science in 2010. Currently, she is a fellow for Digital Defenders Partnership and an editor for the technology section on a workers-owned cultural online media, Jurnalruang.com. She has been involved in a digital literacy initiative for young people—KEMUDI, is a part of the research and education team for SINDIKASI—a media and creative workers union, and a board member of Pamflet, an organisation working on research, archiving, and publication on youth issues and human rights.

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mary jane real

Mary Jane N. Real is the Co-Lead of Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia & Pacific (UAF A&P), a newly established organisation that provides rapid response grants and supports women and non-binary human rights defenders at risk in Asia and the Pacific. She is a founding member and former Coordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. A lawyer and a long-time advocate for women’s human rights, she has worked with various international, regional and national organisations and initiatives in different capacities including as current Board member of Front Line Defenders and Jass Associates.

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lyana khairuddin

Dr Lyana Khairuddin is Political Adviser at the British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. She founded the social movement #bringbackthekebaya in 2016, promoting the celebration of Malay culture and women empowerment through this traditional blouse. Lyana trained as a virologist, with published international works in Human Papillomavirus (HPV; the virus known to cause cervical cancer) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Her former column, NaturalLy, published by The Star Media Group commented on socio- and identity politics in Malaysia.

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Ivy Josiah

Ivy N Josiah

Ivy N Josiah is a women’s rights advocate, a gender consultant and trainer.  She has a background in women’s human rights addressing multiple forms of discrimination against women and has conducted trainings in over 15 countries.

Currently, Ivy is a non- Executive Director of the International Women’s Development Agency, Australia (IWDA) and a member of the Programme & Management Committee of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), Thailand.

She was recently appointed as Co-Chair of Urgent Action Fund, Asia and Pacific.

As a member of Five Arts Centre she has taken on the role of  Producer for several Five  Arts Centre productions and projects.

Ivy is the former President and Executive Director of Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), where over 20 years she developed WAO’s shelter services and advocacy strategies for law and policy reform. WAO opened Malaysia’s first shelter for survivors of domestic violence in 1982.

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Telesia Ofa’ Kobiti

Telesia Ofa’ Kobiti

Telesia Kobiti currently works as a programme officer at the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF). She has been at the PDF for over 5 years and was formerly their research officer. Her areas of expertise include access auditing, and she is the key lead for work on accessibility while providing support for work on support services and social protection. Telesia also works across the Sustainable Development Goals in alignment with the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Telesia has a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs, a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Social Work from the University of the South Pacific. She had also spent a semester at the University of Gottingen, Germany, as an exchange student studying social and cultural anthropology.

She is passionate about advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities and is true to her stand of working to change the narrative for persons with disabilities in the Pacific region.

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Shireen Jejeebhoy

Shireen Jejeebhoy

Shireen Jejeebhoy is a demographer and social scientist, currently Visiting Distinguished Faculty at the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, founder and director, Aksha Centre for Equity and Wellbeing, Mumbai, and President, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Paris. Previously, she served as Senior Associate, Population Council, India and Scientist, Reproductive Health and Research Department, WHO, Geneva. Her research has focused on adolescent and youth health and development (she led India’s first sub-national survey of youth), the empowerment of women and girls, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights including abortion and child marriage.

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As the Advocacy Officer of GALANG Philippines, she facilitates the organization’s engagement with local and national bodies to bring into mainstream consciousness the pressing issues and concerns of lesbians, bisexual women, and trans men living in urban poor communities. After completing her Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences (Major in Social Anthropology-Minor in History) from the University of the Philippines Baguio, Gyky joined GALANG as a Community Organizer. This position provided her with critical insights on ground-level realities that fuel her passion to tirelessly advocate for equality, diversity, and LGBT rights.

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Morocco

  • Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF),
  • Morocco Family Planning Association

India

  • CommonHealth;
  • Love Matters India;
  • Pravah;
  • Rural Women’s Social Education Centre (RUWSEC);
  • SAHAYOG;
  • Sahaj;
  • Sahiyo;
  • SAMA – Resource Group for Women and Health;
  • WeSpeakOut;
  • The YP Foundation (TYPF)

Lao PDR

  • Lao Women’s Union;
  • The Faculty of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Health
    Sciences (UHS)

Sri Lanka

  • Bakamoono;
  • Women and Media Collective (WMC),
  • Youth Advocacy Network – Sri Lanka (YANSL)

Malaysia

  • Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia (FRHAM);
  • Joint Act