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Wathshlah Naidu, 16 Days Advisory Committee

Wathshlah Naidu currently serves as the Building Capacity for Change Programme Officer at  International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific.  Her involvement in women’s human rights began when she was employed as a Law Reform Officer at Women’s Aid Organisation, Malaysia. Prior to joining IWRAW Asia Pacific, she spent 3 1/2 years working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) both in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Her focus has been primarily on law reform and advocacy on the issue of women’s rights, violence against women and children, Muslim women’s rights and foreign migrant workers rights as well as international refugee law and protection, sexual and gender based violence against asylum seekers/refugees and torture survivors. Ms. Naidu holds a B.A in Anthropology & Sociology/Literature, University of Malaya (Malaysia).

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