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Tulika Srivastava Email

Tulika Srivastava is a lawyer and a human rights activist; Founder Member, Managing Trustees; and Technical Advisor of the Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI), a feminist advocacy and resource group. She has vast experience in women’s human rights and gender issues, especially in the private zone. In addition to engaging in the casework at the grass-root level, she was a key negotiator for the NGO Working Group for the Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention. She came to the social justice sector as a professional lawyer, and began work with Mahila Samakhya. After stepping down from the Executive lead position in AALI, she worked as Human Rights Expert for the UNDP/Justice Programme in Afghanistan and as the Executive Director with IWRAW Asia-Pacific. She has also been working on CEDAW implementation since 1994 and has undertaken various capacity building programmes on the Women’s convention. Presently she consults with various national and international organizations.

Countries of work: South Asia; and Southeast Asia
Working languages: English

Vedna Rajni Jivan Email

Vedna Rajni Jivan is Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty, University of Technology, Sydney, prior to which she practised as a solicitor in the community legal sector for eight years. She has researched widely in the areas of women’s human rights, tort law and the scope and limitations of the legal system to achieve social change. She has worked as a consultant for various international organisations including the UNDP Pacific Centre, UNIFEM Pacific, UNIFEM Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development. She is co-author (with Christine Forster) of several publications including, ‘Gender Equality Laws: Global Good Practice and a Review of Five Southeast Asian Countries‘ (2009), ‘CEDAW Legislative Compliance in the Cook Islands’ (2008), and ‘Translating CEDAW into Law: CEDAW Legislative Compliance in Nine Pacific Countries’ (2007).

Countries of work: Australia; Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific
Working languages: English

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