Meet Our Team

Rashima Kwatra

Rashima has experience working on international issues as they relate to the human rights of marginalized communities, with a specialization in sexual orientation and gender identity. Her engagement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) issues has encapsulated policy, advocacy, communications, and strategic philanthropy at non-government organizations, foundations, and multilateral institutions. She currently holds the position of Communications Officer at OutRight Action International, where she uses communications as a tool to advocate for the advances of LGBTIQ human rights at the national, regional, and international level. She identifies as a femme lesbian activist. She is ethnically Indian, however was born and raised in Thailand. Being an ethnic minority in a homogenous society has greatly influenced her sense of self and of being. She also identifies as a person of color and an immigrant, having moved to the United States almost a decade ago where she pursued her education and continued her career in LGBTIQ human rights.