Betty Barkha

PhD Candidate

Betty Barkha is from Fiji and currently a PhD Candidate at Monash University. Her PhD research is focused on examining the gendered impacts of climate change induced mobilities in the Pacific, specifically looking at planned relocation and displacement in Fiji. Betty is a recipient of the Monash University Faculty of Arts International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Betty has been involved with various development organisations in Asia and the Pacific region since 2009. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked with Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) in Thailand. She is currently on the board of directors for the CIVICUS alliance and the Association of Women in Development (AWID). Betty is also an advisor to FRIDA Young Feminist Fund and the Global Resilience Fund for Women and Girls (in response to COVID-19). Betty was the Monash GPS Visiting Youth Fellow in Women's Rights in Asia and the Pacific in 2017 and holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology.