Human rights activist Nalini Singh back to Fiji

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 | Fiji | 19 Jan 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Nalini Singh made Executive Director of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) – PHOTO / THE FIJI SUN

Human rights activist Nalini Singh has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM), reports The Fiji Sun.

She was formerly based in Malaysia, as Programme Manager for the Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW).

“We’re confident in Nalini’s selection, given her experience in working on human rights of women and advocacy with an intersectional lens, understanding the complex layered situations and circumstances that impact women,” the report quoted FWRM governance board chair Daiana Buresova.

The board made the final decision after an intense two-month recruitment process.

“I’m looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to be part of the FWRM team. I’m thrilled to be returning home to continue working with and supporting the women’s movement in Fiji and beyond,” said Nalini in the same report.

Over the past 15 years, Nalini has worked with civil society and non-government organisation partners in Fiji and the Asia Pacific. Prior to this, she worked with the Pacific Regional Human Rights Education Resource Team (RRRT) before joining the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) in Thailand, the report said.

“We’re excited to see the type of leadership and ideas Nalini will bring and look forward to working with her,” said Buresova.

The organisation is also looking to recruit a new Programme Director and Research Officer, according to an Jan 14 entry at its Facebook.

 

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