Josephine, originally from Vanuatu, has sixteen years of professional experience, working in the field of development and human rights in the non-government and government sector in Vanuatu. Some of the achievements of human rights work in Vanuatu that Josephine contributed include supporting the Vanuatu NGOs to submit Vanuatu’s first CEDAW shadow report to the UNCEDAW committee in 2007 and assisting the Vanuatu government to formally establish the Vanuatu National Human Rights Committee in 2013 through the Council of Ministers approval. Josephine’s current focus of work at RRRT is supporting civil societies to promote human rights, human rights coordinating mechanism, and mainstreaming of human rights into SPC programs. Josephine holds a Bachelor of Honours (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Human Services from Griffith University, Australia. She has a Graduate Diploma in Not for Profitable Management from Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand and a Diploma in Youth Development Work from the University of the South Pacific. She is currently undertaking a Master of Social Policy at the University of the South Pacific.
Senior Human Rights Adviser