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Alumni Innovator Series: International Children's Rights

The Office of Advancement is pleased to invite you to our next Alumni Innovator Series, featuring international human rights consultant Dr Mariya Ali, on Tuesday 8 August 2017 at our Bentley campus.

Dr Ali graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1998, and has gone on to become an international advocate for improving the treatment of children and women. She has worked with organisations such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and Save the Children. In 2015, Mariya was awarded the Curtin Alumni Global Impact Award in recognition for her work in politically and religiously sensitive regions and for improving the lives of millions of children across the world. Mariya will talk about her journey and experiences as an international human rights consultant, and about what her future as a social work professional looks like.

Following her presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to engage with Mariya in a Q & A session, before joining together to network over refreshments.

We hope that you can join us at this event, and hear from this innovative alumna who is making the world a better place for many.


Event details

DATE Tuesday 8 August 2017

6.00pm - 6.15pm: Registration
6.15pm - 7.15pm: Presentations and Q & A
7.15pm - 8.00pm: Light refreshements


Chemistry Precinct
Building 500, Curtin University
Bentley WA 6102


Parking is available in C2 carpark
Entry via Manning Rd entrance


Alumni and guests - $15
Students - $10
Includes refreshments


By Tuesday 1 August 2017


Alumni & Guest registration

Current student registration

About Dr. Mariya Ali

Dr. Mariya Ali is an Honorary Knowledge Exchange Associate of Oxford Brookes University, School of Law, where she is active in advocating and publishing in the area of women and children’s rights. She served as the Deputy Minister for Health and Family in the Maldives from 2009-2011, holding the portfolio of gender and social services.

In this role she introduced a licensing mechanism for social workers as part of the modernisation of the case management system for cases of violence against women and children, child protection system in the Maldives and many projects to further women’s and children’s rights. As a governing board member from the Maldives to the South Asia Initiative to Ending Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC), Dr Ali played an instrumental role facilitating the successful transition of this South Asian mechanism into a permanent regional institution in 2011. She was appointed as an Under Secretary of the Policy Office, at the Office of the President of the Maldives focusing on social policy in 2011.

She was awarded “The Global Impact Award” from the Curtin University of Technology in 2015 for her work in furthering children’s rights. Currently, she advocates for the realisation of rights of children in foster care at Shaftesbury Young People where she leads the Siblings United team that brings brothers and sisters who are separated by the care system in England together on holidays. She also serves as an advisory board member for the International Child Redress Project that helps child victims of transnational sex crimes to access civil justice.


Alumni & Guest registration

Current student registration