Roshika Deo

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Roshika Deo, in 2014.

Roshika Deo (born December 12, 1980) is a Fijian politician and activist.[1] Deo started the Be The Change Campaign organization in Fiji. The organization supports feminism, human rights, and environmentalism.[1][2]

Deo was a candidate for the Fiji National Elections in September 2014. She was the first to put her name on the official list of people trying to be elected.[3] Many members of the FijiFirst and SODELPA parties, as well as members of Methodist Church in Fiji criticized Deo. It was difficult for Deo to get enough signatures of support to officially become a candidate.[4].

Deo received the New Zealand Defender of Human Rights award in 2013. In 2014, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[5][6][7][8]

Personal life[change | change source]

Roshika Deo's family is Indo-Fijian and Hindu. Her father, Indar Deo, was a well-known lawyer, a politician for the National Alliance Party of Fiji, and a businessman. He lives in Australia. Deo has three brothers and one sister.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.gofundme.com/5aaq3o
  2. "2014 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".
  3. "AWIU » Introducing Roshika Deo, 2014 International Woman of Courage". AWIU. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. Communications Fiji Limited. "Fijivillage :: Your home on the world wide web". fijivillage.com. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  5. "Bios of 2014 Award Winners".
  6. "2014 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".
  7. Stearns, Scott. "US Honors International Women of Courage".
  8. "Ukrainian Euromaidan volunteer receives State Department's International Women of Courage Award".

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