Ajeng Larasati is the Human Rights Lead at Harm Reduction International. Ajeng is a human rights and public health specialist with twelve years of experience in programme management, organisational development and strategic advocacy. She earned an LLM degree in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and from the University of Essex, UK in 2016, and an Bachelor of Law from the University of Indonesia in 2010.
From 2012 to 2020, Ajeng worked for Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Masyarakat (LBHM), a leading legal aid organisation based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her work focused mainly on carrying out legal empowerment, capacity building, advocacy and research on the issue of HIV and human rights, drug policy, LGBT rights, and mental health. While at LBHM, Ajeng spearheaded the development of the Crisis Response Mechanism for LGBT communities and the development of the Indonesia HIV Legal Review, which highlights the human rights aspect of family-based intervention in Indonesia’s HIV program.
Prior to joining Harm Reduction International, Ajeng also worked as a consultant for the Community, Rights and Gender team of the Global Fund to fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where she provided technical assistance for key populations in Indonesia, to develop a multi-year human rights plan and support community participation in the development of funding applications to the Global Fund.
Ajeng coordinates the Lawyering on the Margins Network and sits on the Steering Committee of the HIV Justice Network. She is on the Board of Directors for Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Masyarakat (LBHM) and the Advisory Board for OPSI, an Indonesian network of sex workers.