Dr. Faustina Pereira is a human rights lawyer, legal scholar and gender and sustainable development specialist. She is the Senior Regional Director of Asia at the Center for Reproductive Rights and is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is also a Member of the Commission of Inquiry on Myanmar, set up by ILO.
Her previous roles as a senior executive leader with different international organisations include Director of the Human Rights and Legal Aid Services of BRAC, the world’s largest and leading development organisation; and Director, Global Justice Innovations and as Senior Advisor, Strategy and Programmes, of IDLO (International Development Law Organisation), the inter-governmental organisation solely mandated to promote the Rule of Law.
As an academic and scholar, Dr. Pereira teaches and trains on the areas of poverty, development, gender, migration and displacement.