Kamala Chandrakirana

Kamala Chandrakirana

Member
UN Human Rights Council and UN Social and Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Kamala is currently a member of the UN Human Rights Council’s working group on laws and practices which discriminate against women, and the UN Social and Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. In 2009, she was part of a group of activists, academics and religious scholars who founded Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. In Indonesia, since completing her 6-year term as Chairperson of the National Commission on Violence Against Women in 2009, she has been active in various civil society organizations, including serving as coordinator of a national coalition of civil society organizations advocating for justice and accountability for past human rights violations. In July 2011, she was appointed by the President of Indonesia as a member of a 6-month task force to deal with Indonesian migrant workers on death row in their countries of employment.

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