Veena Singh is a Fiji Islander, a feminist and a woman of colour. Veena was born and raised in Fiji and is of mixed ethnicity. She is a development feminist practitioner and is a strong advocate of ‘shifting powers to create positive change’ and in ‘building an economy of kindness’. Her work experience has largely been in the areas of Human Rights, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and she has more than 18 years of professional experience working specifically in women and children’s rights, Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), Human Security, Community Development and Community Media. Additionally, Veena has worked on a wide range of development areas and issues, including Access to Justice, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Women’s Political Participation, Leadership and in Decision Making, and more recently in the area of Gender Statistics. Her work has enabled her to work very closely with development practitioners, feminists, activists, government representatives, and peace practitioners across the Pacific, Asia, Europe, and African Region. Outside of the office, she does what she can to promote and protect the environment; raising awareness on positive mental health and wellbeing; and spends time writing. Veena writes to decolonise her mind and the ‘self’ through radical self-reflection but more importantly for her, it’s about putting out more relatable writing that connects with her ‘personal political views’, especially within the Pacific diaspora. Veena holds a Degree in Community Development with Murdoch University (Australia) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy with the Fiji National University.