Shaheen Anam: Executive Director, Manusher Jonno foundation
Shaheen Anam is the Executive Director of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), a grant making organization supporting Human Rights and Governance work of organizations (approx. 250) in Bangladesh.
She has worked for CARE Bangladesh as the Coordinator for their largest program and for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs as Project Director for a Gender Equality Project. She has also worked in International Organizations such as UNDP and UNHCR both in Bangladesh and Abroad.
Shaheen Anam has a Masters in Social Work from the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York and Masters in Psychology from Dhaka University.
She facilitated the process that raised the demand for enactment of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Bangladesh and is now promoting implementation of law as the Convener of RTI Forum. She is at present involved with a number of policy advocacy and law reforms/formulation.
Shaheen Anam is committed to upholding the rights of the most marginalized people. She is known as a human rights and women activist. She is closely linked to the women’s movement and is associated with national, regional and international coalitions/ networks promoting women’s rights. She contributes articles in national dailies and is regularly invited to speak in Bangladesh and abroad.