Representatives on Women

Each ACWC representative is appointed by his or her government. The process of appointment differs in each country.



H.E. Dayang Hajah Mordiah bte Haji Jackia

Her Excellency previously headed the Family Development Section of the then Social Welfare Department. Now retired from government service, she was the first President of the Brunei Social Welfare Council. This is her first term with ACWC.



H.E. Long Sophally

Mrs. Long Sophally is currently serving as the Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Womens Affairs of Cambodia. She is also the Assistant of the Secretariat to the Technical Working Group on Gender (TWG-G). This is her second term with ACWC.



H.E. Ms. Lily Dorianty Purba

Lily Dorianty Purba is a gender consultant who is currently working as a gender advisor for the International Development Agency in Indonesia to provide technical advices on gender equality to Country Development Program and Projects. for different issues. She has worked for over 25 years on the ground in Indonesia. Her background includes gender equality, women and human rights, community empowerment and advocacy.



H.E. Soukphaphone Phanit

Soukphaphone is currently Director of International Relations Division. She is also a focal?point of the Lao Womens Union for the Lao National Steering Committee on Human Rights.?Due to her involvement in the issue of Womens rights has brought her to appointment as the?Lao PDRs Representative to the ACWC for Womens Rights in October 2014.



H.E. YBrs. Dr. Rose Lena binti Lazemi

Dr. Rose Lena Lazemi, has more than 27 years experience in the public sector, which spanned across several key ministries and departments, including Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and Post, Malaysian Administrative, Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) and the Public Service Department (PSD). She was the Director of the Public Sector Transformation Division of the PSD before assuming her current position.




H.E. Dr. Thet Thet Zin

President of Myanmar Womens Affairs Federation (2nd time selection) Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment Conservation and Forestry. Twenty years experience in the field of Primary Health Care Services. Sixteen years in Department of Health, Ministry of Health as a Public Health Specialist. Nominated as President of Myanmar Womens Affairs Federation from 2008 to 2011 a leading Womens Organization of Myanmar. In June 2011 selected as Deputy Minister of Ministry of Environment and Forestry.



H.E. Prof. Aurora Javate-De Dios

Prof. Aurora Javate-De Dios is the Executive Director of the Women and Gender Institute at Miriam College in the Philippines and a Professor in International and Migration Studies in the same institution. She previously served as an expert on the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. This is her second term with ACWC.



H.E. Ms. Laura Hwang Cheng Lin

Laura Hwang is a highly experienced Singaporean, who has been recognised for her leadership in both the financial and community service sectors for her strong strategic, business and leadership abilities.



H.E. Mrs. Kanda Vajrabhaya

Mrs. Kanda Vajrabhaya is a former Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. She served as the Chief Gender Equality Officer within this Ministry, developing a plan on gender equality promotion for all line ministries and departments. This is her second term with ACWC and served as the ACWC Chair from 2010-2013.



H.E. Ms. Cao Thi Thanh Thuy

Ms. Cao Thi Thanh Thuy is the Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. She is the National Focal Point for the ASEAN Senior Official Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD) and the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW). This is her second term with ACWC.