Professor Rashidah Shuib is currently a Professor at the Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia, where she was the Director from 2005–2012. Her main work revolves around gender, health and development issues. She was the Principal Investigator of several government and internationally funded research projects, including research in sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s health, violence against women, marriage and migration, polygamy, and microcredit and empowerment. She led her research team members to produce the first prevalence national study in Malaysia on domestic violence against women using the WHO multi-country questionnaire.
Currently she is a Council member of the Asian Association of Women Studies (AAWS), an Advisory Member of the Ewha Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) of the Ewha Womans University, South Korea, and a committee member of the Korean-ASEAN Women’s Studies Leadership and Network as well as a life member of the Malaysian Social Science Association. She was a member of the Gender Advisory Panel (GAP) of the WHO, Geneva, for six years and a member of the International Women’s Advisory Panel (IWAP) of the IPPF, London for several years. Currently, she is a Board member of Sisters In Islam. She considers herself to be an academic-activist.