Ms Maja daruwala

Ms Maja Daruwala has been the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international non-governmental organisation headquartered in New Delhi with offices in London, UK and Accra, Ghana.

Ms Daruwala sits on several charitable boards in India and abroad, including NAMATI, International Record Management Trust, and Chair in Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) New Delhi, and Public Affairs Centre (PAC) Bangalore. She believes the only way to be optimistic about the future is to invent it!

A barrister by training, Ms Daruwala has conceptualised and edited reports targeted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government on poverty, the right to information, and police accountability. She continues to produce a body of journalistic work, including a television documentary on prisoners and rights and governance issues in the region.