Braema Mathi Joins AWARE as Research and Advocacy Director
Braema has a long history with AWARE, having joined in 1992, served two consecutive terms as President of the association, as well as heading up the CEDAW sub-committee. Part of her role is to review AWARE research and advocacy (R&A) priorities, then to set the framework and to put forth key areas to focus on in the short and long-term. This is the first time in AWARE’s history that a role such as this has been created.
Research and Advocacy forms one of the three pillars of our organisation (the other two being support services and the AWARE Training Institute). Her appointment strengthens the Research and Advocacy capabilities of AWARE.
Braema served as Nominated Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2004 and was a journalist with the Straits Times for nine years. In addition to her role at AWARE, she is also founder of MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) and A Recycling Network In Action (ARENA).
AWARE is thrilled to have Braema onboard, with her wealth of relevant experience as journalist, activist, researcher in human and women’s rights, at both local and international levels.