Charmain Mohamed is currently the Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council response on Syria. She served as Executive Director of Asia Catalyst from 2013 to early 2016. A a respected and experienced human rights advocate and activist, Mohamed has lived and worked in Asia for most of the past 15 years. She has worked for the U.N., Human Rights Watch, and the Norwegian Refugee Council, both in emergency contexts and on long-term issues, in countries such as Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and most recently in Palestine.

Mohamed holds an Masters in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a B.A. (Hons.) in Southeast Asian Studies and Indonesian Language from the University of Hull. Mohamed is fluent in English, Indonesian, and Malay.

Last Updated: July 26, 2016



Sex Workers and Condoms

Charmain Mohamed & Shen Tingting
China has long taken a punitive approach to sex work, but sex workers in China have recently experienced the harshest crackdown in a decade. The “strike hard” campaigns which began in Beijing and Dongguan in 2010 and 2014 respectively, ultimately...