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About Us

Vision

Neither Greater Nor Lesser but EQUAL: Dignity, Equality and Freedom for all in Fiji

Mission

To take a lead role in the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights for all in Fiji To build, strengthen and sustain a human rights culture in Fiji

Values

The Commission is committed to:

Our Responsibilities

Section 45 (4) of the Fijian Constitution bestows the Commission with the following responsibilities:

The Commission

Mr. Pravesh Sharma

Pravesh Sharma

Acting Chair and Proceedings Commissioner

Mr. Pravesh Sharma graduated with a Law Degree from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He is admitted to both the High Court of New Zealand and the High Court of Fiji. He has worked in private practice in Fiji; initially with Munro Leys and R. Patel Lawyers. He has also practiced a Corporate Solicitor and as a Prosecutor in Wellington, New Zealand. Since May 2015,

Mr. Sharma has been running his own Firm, Victoria Chambers. His main areas of practice are Criminal and Family Law Litigation. Mr Sharma has special interest in Criminal Appeals. In September 2018, Mr. Sharma was appointed a Commissioner with the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission for a term of three years. In March 2019, he was appointed Proceedings Commissioner and was also appointed Chairman of the Fiji Dental Professional Conduct Committee for a term of three years.
Lanieta Tuimabu

Lanieta Tuimabu

Commissioner

Commissioner Tuimabu is a disability rights activist. She has served as the President of the United Blind Persons of Fiji for two consecutive terms. She has also served on Pacific Disability Forum Board and is currently a serving board trustee of the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre. She is also a board trustee for Live and Learn Fiji. Commissioner Tuimabu believes in women’s empowerment and equality, in particular women and girls with disabilities.
NIcole Daniela

Nicole Daniels

Secretary to the Board

With a background in information and organizational management Commissioner Nicole Daniels has had the opportunity to work in several industries, including military, engineering, technical, non- governmental and publishing. Ms. Nicole’s passion for working with children has led her to earn an MBA and over ten years of publishing experience, over twenty years of information and knowledge management, and web content management and design.
Sureni Perera

Sureni Perera

Commissioner

Commissioner Perera is a special educator with 20 years’ experience in social and community development in Sri Lanka and Fiji. She currently heads the Frank Hilton Organization in Suva that provides a wide range of services in education, health and community development and works at community level to build systems of support that promote equity and inclusion for children with disabilities and their families.

Ashwin Raj

Director

Formerly an academic, Mr. Ashwin Raj is the Director of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission. He was the Chairperson of the Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) from 2013-2019. Mr Raj has also served on the boards of civil society organizations such as the Citizens Constitutional Forum. In 2021, he was appointed by the Commonwealth Secretariat to the Standing Group of Independent Experts on the Commonwealth Principles on freedom of expression and the role of the media in good governance.

Our Team

Ashwin Raj

Director

Parmeshwaran Prasad

Manager Corporate & Human Resources (Actg)
Manager Education

Laisiasa Rogoyawa

Manager Education & Advocacy (Actg)
Mithleshni

Mithleshni Gurdayal

Manager Complaints (Actg) / Communications officer

Varanisese Dominiko

Accountant (Actg)

Tiko Nobis

Investigations Officer, Complaints Division

Irene Yuen

Education and Training Officer
Sarita

Sarita Kashyap

Librarian/Research Officer
Manu Volavola

Manu Volavola

Receptionist/Administration Staff
Marika

Marika Tabaki

Driver/Support Staff
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