Imrana is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She has a Bachelor's degree in law, and a Master’s degree in international law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; and a Master's degree in Gender Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. A lawyer by profession, she was formerly a Commissioner of the Fiji Human Rights Commission, and the Fiji Law Reform Commission. Imrana is the author of Law for Pacific Women, a USP Law School recommended textbook; and architect of the Family Law Act 2003 which addressed children's needs and removed systemic legal discrimination against women. Imrana is a founding member of the Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT). She also served as a barrister and solicitor in the Attorney General's Office of Fiji, as Public Legal Advisor, and as an advisor to various UN agencies. Imrana was for several years a social/political columnist in the daily newspaper, The Fiji Times. She is a founding member of a key NGO, the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement. Imrana is also a member of the networks, Women Living Under Muslim Law, and the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development. Ms. Jalal was elected to the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists as one of its 60 Commissioners in 2006, and continues to sit on its Executive Board. Imrana is a member of UN Women’s Expert Advisory Group guiding the production of the next, 2018, Progress of the World’s Women flagship report
Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Specialist, Fiji Program Support Facility.
Sharyne Fong is currently the Head of Banking Transformation for Bank of South Pacific, Fiji. She commenced her banking career with the National Bank of Fiji in 1987 and worked in a variety of roles over the 30 years of her career.
Sharyne has a Master of Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific. She is a Member and Honorary Fellow of the Fiji Institute of Bankers and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). Apart from being a member of FWRM’s Governance Board, Sharyne also serves as Executive Director (volunteer) of Leadership Fiji and Deputy Chair of the Pacific Leadership Foundation.
Kaushal joined FWRM after completing her MSc in Gender Development and Globalization as a Commonwealth Scholar at London School of Economics and Political Science. After 5 years of work experience in Tertiary Teaching sector, she decided to navigate her career path towards Feminist Movement Building. Her major areas of interest and expertise includes Feminist Research Methods, Feminist Theory, Gender Globalization and Development issues, Feminist Economics and Gender and Human Rights.
Rakesh Prasad comes with over 15 years of work experience in Finance & Administration and has held management positions in both private and public sectors. As an Associate member of CPA Australia, Rakesh also holds International Masters in Business Administration obtained from Taiwan.
Kris studies sociology and politics at the University of the South Pacific.
He is also a human rights and queer activist.
Mamta has been part of the feminist movement for the past 15 years joining FWRM as a volunteer since then discovering her passion and commitment towards intersectional feminism.
A creative writer, bookworm and a former reporter, Serelisoni joined FWRM in March, 2017. She relishes her work as CSO and seizes the opportunity every day at work as another day to learn something new about the feminist movement and the fight and advocacy for women’s rights.
A positive, proactive can-do approach to life, passionate about raising awareness, legal advocacy and addressing human rights issues particularly in the areas of governance, gender and disability. Additionally, I am also a keen musician who loves song-writing, guitar and live band performances.
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) 2017, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2017 – University of the South Pacific and Diploma in Music – Fiji National University
I am a Research Officer under FWRM’s Gender and Transitional Justice Team. I graduated from the University of the South Pacific with Bachelor of Laws and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice. I am a Legal Practitioner by profession and have previously worked in private law firms.