ZEENATH SHAKIR, VICE CHAIRPERSON
Zeenath Shakir pursued Master of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne from 2015 to 2016. She is currently working at Family Protection Authority, as a Director of Programs, Research and Advocacy Department. Family Protection Authority is a state institution that works to implement and regulate the national Domestic Violence Prevention Act in the Maldives. Since 2005, she has been working in the social service sector. She is also a part-time lecturer at the Maldives National University teaching students enrolled at the Bachelor of Social Work course. In addition, she volunteers at Maldivian Red Crescent as a psychosocial support trainer and psychological first aid provider, and is a gender trainer for Hope for Women, which is a non-government organisation that works for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Maldives.
Her areas of passion include child protection, gender equality and advocacy and domestic violence prevention.