Saroja Sivachandran – Sri Lanka

Saroja is a Sri Lankan woman and Human rights activist and Executive Director of Center for Women and Development, a National NGO based in Jaffna focusing on empowering women particularly in the  Northern and Eastern  Provinces of Sri Lanka. She has worked extensively in the field of women’s rights in…

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Tahirih Qurratulayn- Sri Lanka

Tahirih is an Independent Consultant in the Development sector, with over 30 years of experience working in the health, humanitarian and development sectors for vulnerable of women and children. Her experiences cover a wide array of related fields including gender, conflict sensitivity, protection, disaster risk reduction and human rights related…

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Lakshan Dias – Sri Lanka

Lakshan is a Sri Lankan lawyer, human rights activist. He is a member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and a leading partner of law firm Lakshan Dias Associates, which he founded in 2009. As an activist, Lakshan works predominantly on human rights issues such as migrant workers, refugees…

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Mohammad Tahseen – Pakistan

Tahseen is a Pakistani civil society activist and the founding director of South Asia Partnership Pakistan – one of Pakistan’s largest NGOs, working on uplifting and empowering vulnerable groups such as peasants, women and religious minorities. He is a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistan…

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Dr. Aminath Jameel

Dr. Jameel holds a BSc Degree in Nursing, a Certificate in Midwifery, and a MSc Degree in Community Health Nursing from Madras University. She also has a PhD in Health Science from La Trobe University, Australia. Dr. Jameel began her career as a trainer of healthcare workers and initiated the…

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D. J. Ravindran – India

Ravindran is an Indian lawyer and human rights activist. He has worked as Legal Officer for Asia for the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva. He has worked as Director of Human Rights Division with the UN missions in East Timor, Libya and the Sudan. He has also worked in Cambodia…

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