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The Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum brings together representatives from government, business, workers organisations and the international community for wide-ranging discussions on maximising the positive contribution of business to human rights and developmental goals in Asia.
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Farheen Sarwat, 49, has worked as Senior Emergency Staff Nurse since 1989 at the Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, a city adjacent to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
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Ni Ketut Rediten, widely known as Desi, is a counsellor and advocate for people living with HIV. She works for the Provincial Health Office and is stationed at Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services on HIV/AIDS, in Sanglah public hospital in Bali, Indonesia. She was interviewed on April 16.
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Rita Mahato, a feminist activist from the Madhesi Community of Siraha, Province 2 of Nepal, has worked for over 17 years fighting for women’s rights in her community. In particular, Mahato advocates for ending child marriage, dowry, domestic violence, polygamy, violence against women, and gender discrimination.
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Mi Kun Chan Non is the chairperson of Mon Women’s Organization, which helps empower the women of the Mon ethnic group in Myanmar.
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Dr. Runa Jha is the Chief Pathologist and Director at the National Public Health Laboratory in Nepal, which is linked with 277 government laboratories across the country and is the only lab authorized to conduct COVID-19 testing. Jha, along with 67 team members, is playing a crucial role in the front-line response to COVID-19.