Program Manager, Asia & The Pacific
As an Asian feminist activist committed to social justice and human rights, Rachel Arinii has more than 10 years of experience with social movements in Asia. Previously, she was the East Asia and ASEAN Advocacy Program Manager at the regional human rights organization Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development. Prior to that, she worked with the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights as Program Manager to promote migrant and refugee’s rights, women’s political participation, and business and human rights. Earlier, she worked with the Asian Pacific Research and Resource Centre for Women as the youngest Program Officer coordinating advocacy and partnership initiatives around young people’s rights in South East Asia. For her many contributions in the region, she has been appointed as the United Nations Population Funds Youth Advisory Panel, a FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund Advisor (2010-2014); Women’s Fund Asia advisor and ARROW board member (2015-2021), and an Altsean Burma board member (2021- present).