Our People

Our People

The FWRM staff work under the four pillars of the organisation. A total of 18 staff members headed by the Executive Director, Nalini Singh, work towards counteracting discrimination and raising awareness of women’s rights.

Our Governance Board

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement Governance Board consists of a vibrant group of women, with expertise ranging from human rights, law, banking & finance, academia, politics, trade, and community-based resource management and climate change adaptation.




    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.






Our Team

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement is operated by a dynamic team of feminists and queer activists who constantly strive to empower, unite and provide leadership opportunities for women in Fiji, especially for emerging young leaders.

  • Nalini Singh

    Executive Director
    Nalini has over 15 years’ experience in the fields of women’s rights, human rights and gender. She was formerly employed at the Pacific Regional Human Rights Education Resource Team (RRRT), the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) in Thailand and the Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre (ARROW) in Malaysia; 12 years away and hopes to contribute to the women’s and human rights movement at home after joining FWRM in January, 2017.
  • Kaushal Sharma

    Programme Director

    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

    Team Leader – Finance

    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.

  • Menka Goundan

    Team Leader, Gender & Transitional Justice
    Menka is a feminist social science researcher. She has experience in topics on gender based issues in transitional justice, restorative justice, human rights and citizenship rights. 

    Team Leader, Intergenerational Women in Leadership
    With almost a decade of experience in the development sector of gender equality, Maraia is a feminist that supports the rights of diverse women and girls, in relation to social and development justice. Maraia is also a member of the Emerging Leaders Forum Alumnae.

    Research Officer
    Artika Singh is a Research Officer under FWRM’s Gender and Transitional Justice Team. A graduate of the FWRM’s ELF Programme, Artika is a strong believer in gender equality and identifies as a feminist. She graduated from the University of the South Pacific with Bachelor of Laws and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice. She is a Legal Practitioner by profession and has previously been employed by Legal Aid Commission as a Legal Officer where she extensively practiced Family and Criminal Law.

    Human Rights Training Officer

    Kris studies sociology and politics at the University of the South Pacific.

    He is also a human rights and queer activist.


    Human Rights Training Officer
    Alanieta is a proud feminist and human rights defender who joined FWRM in 2012. Ala graduated with a law degree from USP and was previously employed as a Legal Officer with the Fiji Commerce Commission.

    Fiji Women's Forum Coordinator
    Losana’s role as Coordiantor involves liasing with the four co-conveners of the Fiji Women’s Forum; Soqosoqo Vakamarama I-Taukei, FWRM, National Council of Women and femLINKpacific. Losana is a graduate of the ELF Programme and passionate about women’s empowerment.


    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.


    Lillian Delana joined FWRM in 2012 and after 5 years with the organisation, now calls herself a feminist. She is passionate about girls’ empowerment and currently runs the GIRLS Programme for FWRM.

    GIRLS Support Officer
    Daiana first joined FWRM as a relieving coordinator and later on as a full staff member. She is now the GIRLS Support Officer and relishes the opportunity to working with young women and girls advocating for the empowerment of young leaders.

    Communications Officer
    A journalist, social media consultant, poet, creative writer and an advocate for human and women’s rights, Maryann has worked for over 4 years in the field of communications and journalism. She is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Forum programme and is completing her studies in Journalism and Law.

    Communications Support Officer

    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.


    Finance Officer
    Poonam joined FWRM in 2016 with a keen interest in learning to work with a team and also within the area of women’s human rights. She currently pursues her Post Graduate studies at the University of the South Pacific after acquiring her Bachelors of Accounting from the Fiji National University.

    Program Support Officer
    Shyana is a feminist and no stranger to the movement being a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Forum Programme. Shyana is also an artist and a young women’s advocate that joined the staff in 2014.

    Administrative Assistant
    Priya is a feminist with big dreams of making it big in the area of women’s development. Upon completion of her Administrative studies at the Fiji National University, Priya plans to delve into gender studies where she feels she could make an impact in terms of the recognition of the contribution women make in all aspects of the Fijian society.
  • Laisa Bulatale

    Research Officer

    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

  • Kunal Goundar

    Research Officer

    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.

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