In glistening city-state Singapore, it would be easy to overlook the needs of migrant workers. Even as they help to power the economy, they do not have much money, identity, or voice. However, in the world according to Braema Mathi, the founder of TWC2, these workers also have rights. She has worked tirelessly to champion their rights and to uphold their dignity.
It is not just migrant workers who get Mathi’s attention. She also cares and fights for abused women, trafficked persons, poor children, the disabled, and the elderly. Throughout her life, this serial social entrepreneur has spoken up for the disenfranchised in parliament, the media, and civil society organizations.
Her focus is advocacy, which she believes is the path towards long-lasting systemic change. A common thread of her work is human rights, a cause for which MARUAH had been created. And by far, making MARUAH work will be Mathi’s greatest challenge to date.