Sharin Shajahan Naomi

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PhD Student (Murdoch International Postgraduate Research Scholarship)
PhD: Conversation between feminism and Tibetan Buddhism
School of Education and Humanities
Murdoch University,
Perth, Western Australia

Date of Birth: 07/05/1984



1. M.A in Human Rights, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia (under Australian Leadership Award 2010 by AusAid) Result: High Distinction 2. Bachelor in Law, Law Department, Dhaka University, Bangladesh


1. Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh based International NGO
Year: Since 15-9-2007 to till now (Currently on study leave)
Position held: Full time Research Associate
2. Human Rights Centre, Curtin University, Western Australia
Guest lecturer, ‘Women and development: Alternative approaches’, 25/10/2014, Women Rights Unit, Masters of Arts in Human Rights Programme


1. Best Presentation Award, ‘When the interference and guidance in research comes from Lord Buddha’, ‘Voicing the Unseen’, Curtin Post-Graduate Humanities Research Conference, Australia, 2010
2. Presenter, ‘A creative-critical conversation between feminism and Vajrayana Buddhism’, Murdoch University Postgraduate Students Association Multidisciplinary Conference 2013
3. Presenter, ‘Unfolding the dynamics of the conversation between feminism and Tibetan Buddhism’, Symposium ‘Faith in motion: Religion in the 21st Century’, University of Western Australia, 2011
4. Special guest, ‘Educate girls, change the world’. Meaningful Movies event, Amnesty International, Western Australia, Thursday, 16 October 2014
5. Presenter, ‘Silent Tears of Indigenous Women in Bangladesh’, Curtin Human Rights Centre, Australia, December, 2010
6. Presenter, ‘Women barefoot lawyer's role in conflict resolution in rural Bangladesh’ in Ninth Annual Conflict Transformation Workshop: Gender, Democracy and Peace building in South Asia, December 1 – 4, 2011, New Delhi, India; organized by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
7. Presenter, Seminar on legal challenges of the cases on rape and alternative dispute resolution, June, 2009, BRAC, Bangladesh
8. First Regional Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court in Delhi, 2005 - The Best Memorial Award
9. Asia Cup 2007 moot court competition in Japan – The Best fighting Spirit Award for the team and 4th position among the top five mooters (Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan) and Presenter, paper on ‘International law and terrorism’ in the symposium on ‘International Treaties and Terrorism’, Japan, September, 2007


1. Indigenous dispossession continues apace in Bangladesh. Online Opinion. Australian E Journal of Social and Political Debate. 21 October, 2010. Available at
2. When the interference and guidance in research comes from Lord Buddha, Curtin Humanities Post Graduate Conference 2010, Paper, Australia. Available at
3.State of Justice in Chittagong Hill Tracts: Exploring the Formal and Informal Justice Institutions of Indigenous Communities. Monograph Series No 44, January – 2011, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh . Available at;tid=601
4. Revisiting Group Dynamic and Legal Rights, Working paper, Issue 15, Nov 2010, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh
5. Who is Human Rights Summer School?’, Paper published in ‘Human Rights Summer School Manual 2010’, December 20110, Empowerment of Law Through Common People : Dhaka, Bangladesh

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