Advocate Fawzia Karim Firoze is a leading women rights activist in Bangladesh, practicing lawyer of Supreme Court of Bangladesh, President of Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association (BNWLA), Honorary Member of Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission, President of Workers Rights Coalition. President of SEWA (an organization of women workers in informal sector). Legal Secretary of Bangladesh Labour Foundation, Members of Federation of International Women Lawyers FIDA. American Bar Association. Supreme Court Bar Association, Dhaka Bangladesh. Labour Court Bar Association, Dhaka Bangladesh, Dhaka Bar Association, Two ILO Sub Committee of Labour and Manpower Ministry, Dhaka Bangladesh & Ex Member of Bangladesh Legal Aid Committee, Ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ms. Fawzia had more than three decades of experiences to deal with the issues of violence prevention, protection, prosecution, and survivors’ rehabilitation and reintegration, law enforcement, case management, policy/law reforms and changing practices. She is attached/involved with Working Women Education Center (WWEC), American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center), National Coordinating Council for Global March of Women 2000 , Institute for Law and Development, Dhaka, “Legal Empowerment Project For Women” project funded by German Government with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWCA), Bangladesh for GTZ, Germany, NETZ, Bangladesh (German Organization).