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Nawmi Naz Chowdhury

Added on: May 15, 2019

Last Updated: May 22, 2019

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Championing women's sexual and reproductive rights

ARROW strives to enable women to be equal citizens in all aspects of their life by ensuring their sexual and reproductive health and rights are achieved. Established in 1993 upon a needs assessment arising out of a regional women’s health project, where the originating vision was to create a resource center that would ‘enable women to better define and control their lives’, ARROW is a regional non-profit women’s organization based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ARROW has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations. ARROW works closely with many national partners in countries, regional and global networks around the world, and are able to reach stakeholders in 120 countries.


Nawmi Naz Chowdhury

I am a lawyer by training with a background in law and human rights. I completed my LLM from the University of Sussex and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012. My prior experience of working in a legal aid providing organisation enabled me to do research and advocacy in the field of access to justice rights of marginalized communities and on discriminatory laws and practices affecting women and girls to advocate for unrestricted access to opportunities, services and information in a protected environment. I have experience in the development and coordination of research projects focused on women, girls and disability rights issues and on cross-cutting topics including gender-based violence, corporal punishment, sexual and reproductive health and rights and on equality, anti-discrimination and worker’s rights. I am also skilled in providing capacity strengthening training on orienting civil society members, lawyers and young activists on topics related to law, disability and sexual and reproductive rights, regional and international advocacy and on international human rights mechanisms of UN treaty and charter bodies. I currently work in ARROW, a research and resource centre for women as part of the regional coordination team for Asia of a global project that aims to establish the sexual and reproductive rights of young people in 19 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. My recent publication includes a paper on access to justice rights of women with disabilities published under the South Asia Institute Südasien’s Issue 1/2016, a special volume on violence against women. I am also an Asia Foundation Development Fellow from the cohort of 2018.