Aruna Rao Oral History Content Summary (document)
About the Interviewee*
Aruna Rao (India/USA) is an international expert on gender equality, development and human rights. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of Gender At Work, and international collaborative that strengthens organizations to build cultures of equality and social justice. She has over 30 years of experience in pioneering new approaches to gender and organizational change in NGOs and development agencies. She has consulted widely with UN organizations, academic institutions and governments, on gender equality, international development, and human rights, working on global level advocacy initiatives and evaluations of gender mainstreaming, public sector reform, and grassroots engagements with rural women.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.