Melinda is a gender justice advocate and works on the reform for gender-equal citizenship rights and immigration policies concerning Malaysian binational and transnational families in her capacity as the programme manager for Family Frontiers; Family Frontiers is the umbrella body for the Foreign Spouses Support Group (FSSG) and the Malaysian Campaign for Equal Citizenship. Melinda also leads the ‘Right to Belong’ project, which is Family Frontiers’ youth network for gender-equal citizenship.
She identifies as an intersectional feminist and strongly believes in the need for gender mainstreaming in governance, and is passionate about contributing towards the strengthening of feminist movements. She is currently an advisor for the Asia Pacific Committee of FRIDA Fund and was part of the Strategic Planning & Design team for With & For Girls. Nationally, she is also part of the Campaign team of 111initiative powered by Undi18 that advocates for increased women’s political participation in Malaysia.