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Farah Kabir

Country Director, ActionAid,


Farah is a is a justice advocate, a feminist and human rights activist.  She has been working as a development practitioner for over 30 years. She is engaged with many national and international professional societies. She is a member of Advisory committee of Bangladesh’s NDA to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a member of such Child Rights Committee National Human Rights Commission, Board member of UCEP. She was the Chair of Global Board of the Global Network of Disaster Risk Reduction (GNDR) for two terms in 2015 and 2021, Board Member of Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) since 2019. steering committee member of ACIAR-Rupantar program of Australian Government, advisory committee member of Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).

Ms. Kabir worked with British Council for nearly ten years both in Bangladesh and United Kingdom. She is the co-editor of two publications namely ‘Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity,

Representation and Equality’ and ‘Revealing Gender Inequalities and Perceptions in South Asian Countries through Discourse Analysis’. Farah has contributed to women in politics through her writings and policy advocacy nationally as well as internationally. She is fond of reading, listening to music and indoor gardening. She is constantly learning from her two sons who are her best friends ever.

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