Suri Kempe

Suri Kempe is currently the Programme Manager at Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family that works to advance human rights for women in Muslim contexts, in both their public and private lives.

Prior to that, Suri held the portfolio for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the United Nations Development Programme in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. She was responsible for the development and implementation of gender thematic programmes and integrating a gender perspective into the design and implementation of UNDP’s initiatives as well as strengthening the agenda on inclusion, resilience and sustainability.

Her other work experiences include advocating for Muslim women’s rights with civil society organisation Sisters in Islam; working as a Parliamentary liaison and Special Officer to the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, and increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the workforce in the state of Johor (2008-2010) through a project with UNDP Malaysia and the Johor State Government.

My Sessions

Who Run the World?

Black Box

Glass ceiling. Gender inequality. Violence against women. Child brides. #metoo. We’ve heard all these issues, and we see them on TV, read about them in articles, and even experience them in real life. Time’s up, and we are long overdue on an overhaul in the way we perceive gender roles in society. What hopes do […]