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.