ASIA & PACIFIC
|UNITE Members per Country|
SENATOR PIA S. CAYETANO
The youngest woman elected in the history of the Philippine Senate, Senator Pia S. Cayetano has championed legislation advancing public health, education, and the welfare of the Filipino family. Most recently, Senator Pia sponsored the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which outlined the Philippine government’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Chair of the Senate Ways and Means panel, Cayetano spearheaded the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. She also heads the Senate Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, Innovation, and Futures Thinking.
Her other achievements include the country’s first Reproductive Health Act, and several pro-women measures, namely, the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law, Magna Carta of Women, and Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Law.
A lawyer, athlete, entrepreneur, and mother, Senator Pia continues to make strides as the ‘Pinay In Action’ of the Senate.
Pia Cayetano is a member of UNITE since April 2020.
Cate Faehrmann an Australian politician for the New South Wales Legislative Council since 2018. She graduated in arts at the La Trobe University. Her major concerns as a politician are environmental issues, woman rights and drug policy along with harm reduction. Cate Faehrmann is a member of UNITE since May 2019.
Dean Smith is the Deputy Government Whip in the Senate. A seasoned politician, Dean Smith was an advisor to John Howard during the 1998 campaign which elected John Howard as Prime-Minister of Australia. He also served as Chief of Staff of the Minister for Ageing from 2001 to 2002, and as Special Adviser to the Office of the Minister for Justice and Customs in 2002. He also has his own political lobbying and consultancy firm. Dean Smith is a member of UNITE since November 2018.
Former Senator Lisa Singh was the de Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. From 2014 to 2016, Lisa served as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water. Before joining the Parliament, she was involved in several roles within local and regional politics in Tasmania, including the job of Director of Tasmanian Working Women’s Centre 2003-04 and CEO of the Asbetos Free Tasmanian Foundation. Fmr Senator Lisa Singh is member of UNITE since December 2018.
Louise Pratt is an Australian senator for the Western Australia and a Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing. She holds a degree in arts by the University of Western Australia. Pratt is linked to the LGBT’s rights as well as the environmental schedule, playing active roles in both of these topics. Prat is a member of UNITE since June 2019.
Timothy Wilson is an elected member of Parliament in Australian House of Representatives since 2016. Specialised in the policy field, Timothy Wilson has a great amount of experience in this field from the private sector, being the Policy Director at the Institute of Public Affairs. At the Parliament, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport. He was from 2014 to 2016, the Australian Human Rights Commissioner. Timothy Wilson is a member of UNITE since November 2018.
DR. MD. HABIBE MILLAT
Professor Dr. Md. Habibe Millat is a Member of the Bangladesh Parliament. Prof. Millat obtained his MBBS from the Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh and FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. He is also trained in Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgery from Europe’s leading hospitals and in Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He has a number of scientific articles published in national and international medical Journals. Prof. Millat is involved in numerous national and international organizations. He is the champion of stopping child marriage and drug abuse, promoting universal health coverage and empowerment of women and youth.
All over the world, specially in low and middle-income countries, millions of people suffer from infectious diseases. Dr. Habibe is in a mission to continue the prevention of Tuberculosis in Bangladesh.
Dr. Habibe is a Member of UNITE since January 2021.
NOVA RIYANTI YUSUF
Nova Riyanti Yusuf is a Member of Parliament (2009-2014, 2018-2019), a psychiatrist, and the head of the Jakarta Psychiatric Association. A lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine UPN Veteran on Mental Health, Riyanti Yusuf was Chair of the Partnership for Safe Medicine from 201 to 2017. With a huge amount of experience in different networks and civil society platforms, Yusuf is a champion at the Indonesia Parliament on civil liberties and human rights. A well-known face in Indonesia, Yusuf is a champion for gender equality and sustainable development. Nova Riyanti Yusuf is a member of UNITE since April 2019.
Aung Khin is a seasoned politician within Burmese political circles. A medical doctor, Khin Sint served as Speaker of the Upper House of the Myanmar Parliament. He was also Minister of Culture from 2006 to 2011. A strong Human Rights Activist, Khin Sint is has raised his voice many times against corruption. Aung Khin is a member of UNITE since April 2019.
Dharmaraj Regmi is currently a Member of the State Assembly in Karnali, Nepal. With a background from Constitutional & International Law, Regmi has a deep experience in legal and jurisdictional issues related to constitutional and civil rights. From 2015 to 2018 he was involved as an executive member of Council for International Relation and Economic Development and as a co-partner at South Asian Law Chamber. Dharmaraj Regmi is a member of UNITE since October 2019.
FAIZ ULLAH KAMOKA
Faiz Ullah Kamoka is a Member of the Pakistani Parliament. He is the Standing Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs. He obtained the degree of MBA (Finance) in 1999 from Punjab College of Business Administration, Lahore. A businessman, Kamoka has also experience in Local Politics as he has been elected in 2002 as Member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab. Kamoka is a Member of UNITE since April 2019.