The Women of APWLD

APWLD takes its direction and governance from its diverse membership. It is composed of over 200 non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations or networks including feminist/ women’s rights organisations as well as individual members from Asia and the Pacific.

The members constitute the General Assembly which meets every three years. The Regional Council of 24 representatives is nominated from the members and meets every year to decide on matters of membership, sets programme agendas and directions and creates the programme organizing committees.

The Programme and Management Committee oversees the management of the programmes and administration of the APWLD carried out by the Secretariat. It meets quarterly with the Secretariat to ensure the proper implementation of programmes by reviewing and approving programme plans as well as budget and financial administration of programmes.

The Secretariat implements the direction of programmes with the supervision of a Regional Coordinator. Each programme is composed of a programme officer assisted by a Programme Organizing Committee who are nominated from the Regional Council.


Regional Council Members 2017-2020

Abia Akram – National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD), Pakistan
Azra Sayeed – ROOTS for Equity, Pakistan
Christina Palabay – Tanggol Bayi, Philippines
Fatima Burnad – Society for Rural Education and Development, India
Joan M Salvador (Joms) – Gabriella, Philippines
Govind Kelkar – India
Eni Lestari – Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Hong Kong (ATKI-HK), Hong Kong
Helda Khasmy – SERUNI (Indonesian Women Union), Indonesia
Matcha Phorn-in – Thai Association, Thailand
Mijoo Kim – Korea
Nalini Singh – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, Fiji
‘Ofa Guttenbiel Likiliki – Tonga Women’s Crisis Centre, Tonga
Olga Djanaeva – Rural women’s association “Alga”, Kyrgyzstan
Raushan Nauryzbayeva – Public Foundation “Development of Civil Society” in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk – Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), Thailand
Renu RajbhandhariWomen’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC), Nepal
Sultana Kamal – Bangladesh
Thida Khus – SILAKA, Cambodia
Titi Soentoro – Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice, Indonesia
Tran Thi Thanh Toan – Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD), Vietnam
Yasso Kanti Bhattachan – National Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF), Nepal
Misun Woo – Ex-officio


Programme and Management Committee Members

Govind Kelkar – India
Matcha Phorn-in – Representative of the Thailand National Board
Joan M Salvador (Joms) – Philippines
Titi Soentoro – Indonesia
Thida Khus – Cambodia
Ivy Josiah – Ex-officio and Representative of the Malaysian National Board
Misun Woo – Ex-officio


Secretariat, Chiang Mai Office

Misun Woo –  Regional Coordinator
Aizhamal Bakashova – Sub-grant Coordinator
Fai Suluck – Programme Officer
Madhura Chakraborty – Programme Officer
Marion Cabrera – Programme Officer
Sanam Amin – Programme Officer
Wardarina – Programme Officer
Trimita Chakma – Research and Publications Officer
Neha Gupta – Information and Communications Officer
Andita Listyarini – Information and Communications Associate
Kornvika Paoprathum – Finance Officer
Chachanok Anjanbhati – Finance Associate
Visalinee Pantip – Liaison and Admin Officer
Kim Anh Nguyen – Executive Assistant
Zar Zar Tun – South South Young Feminist Leadership Intern


Secretariat, Penang Satellite Office

Diyana Yahaya – Programme Officer
Shradha Shreejaya – Programme Officer
Hien Nguyen – Programme Associate
Satnam Kaur – Finance and Admin Officer