Galuh Wandita has worked over the last decade with several local human rights organizations in East Timor and Indonesia. In 2000, she worked as a human rights officer for the United Nations in East Timor, and in 2002 was appointed as the Deputy Director/ Program Manager of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CAVR). After 2003, she continued as Program Manager, and later on joined the Editorial Team for the writing of the Commission’s Final Report.
Before moving to East Timor in 1999, Galuh worked for 10 years with Oxfam, focusing on support for local NGOs working in conflict areas in Eastern Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Timur, East Timor (then part of Indonesia), Papua, and Kalimantan), with a focus on gender approach to development. In 1999, she worked with East Timorese human rights NGOs, during the crisis around the ballot, monitoring the human rights situation, providing support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and women victims of violence. Galuh joined the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) in 2006 as the head of the Indonesia and East Timor program. In this capacity she has worked with civil society and other stakeholders involved in combating impunity and protecting victims' rights in the two countries. She obtained a BA in Anthropology from Swarthmore College, and completed a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University.