Betty Barkha

Country representing

Fiji

Languages

English
Hindi

Education

  • Osmania University
  • MA Sociology

Current organisation

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development

Current role

Executive Assistant

Skills and Expertise

Climate change
Community management
Human rights
Project management
Women’s rights

Areas of interest

Environment
Human Rights
Interfaith Dialogue
Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

As the youngest board member with international civil society (AWID: Association for Women's Rights in Development) looking at developing tools for global action and capacity development. Having access to such global spaces which rarely have young women on governance is incredibly powerful in the long term. I believe being engaged in global decision making spaces such as above have enable me to critically analyse strategies and be able to ensure that young people are equally involved in the process. The extensive outreach of regional and global organisations in igniting action and just basic dissemination has been extremely powerful and impacts are clear in many instances. Additionally, I have recently become involved in the growing progressive religious movement globally that has been advocating for social change, especially in terms of climate action. I believe we need to be able to utilize as many tools of dissemination possible to bring to attention what development justice means and the implications of global inequality on the global south. I am currently in a space with access to a number of regional and global organisation and I believe in sharing best practices across spaces for enhanced action.