FWRM appoints new executive director

Update: 2:06PM NALINI Singh has been appointed as the new executive director of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM).

The FWRM stated in a statement today that Ms Singh will officially take up her new post in January next year, replacing Tara Chetty who left the organisation in August.

She has over the past 15 years working with civil society and NGO partners in Fiji and the Asia Pacific. 

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

Prior to this, Nalini 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 FWRM Governance 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,” Ms Singh said.

Meanwhile, FWRM Governance Board Chair Daiana Buresova said: “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.”

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

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