Tara Chetty is a feminist activist from Suva, who has a long history of engagement with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement. She was a former FWRM Management Board member, Young Women’s Working Group member and a former Communications Officer. Tara left the Movement in 2009, to pursue a Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies in the United States, on a Fulbright scholarship. In the course of her academic research, she worked with the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC), then based out of the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. After graduation in 2011, Tara returned to Fiji and human rights work in the Pacific, with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Pacific Regional Office.
- Committee: Angelique Hauderud, Ethel Brooks, Yana Rodgers
- Post-MA Employment/Education: Executive Director, Fiji Women's Rights Movement
- Thesis/Practicum: Practicum: Imagining Women Human Rights Defenders: Neoliberalism, NGOs and Transnational Feminist Activism with Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (Center for Women's Global Leadership