Betty Barkha

PhD Candidate/ Research Assistant at Monash University

Monash GPS Centre, Monash University


Betty has been involved in development for over 10 years with organisations in the Asia-Pacific and focuses on using evidence-based advocacy as a tool for change. She is currently the youngest serving member on the board of directors for the CIVICUS alliance and the Association of Women in Development (AWID) and is an advisor with FRIDA Young Feminist Fund. She has been involved with the United Nations Major Group on Children & Youth and Major group on Women and is an alumnus of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Betty's areas of interest are human rights, peace & security, climate justice, gender equity and resilience. Betty holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology. Betty was the Monash GPS Visiting Youth Fellow in Women's Rights in Asia and the Pacific in 2017 and is currently pursuing her PhD, which focuses on gender dimensions of climate change in the Pacific.
1 FEB, 2020 15:30-17-30 hrs. PS 3.1 Tackling Climate Change while Maximizing Health Impact