Dr Hartini is currently a Philanthropic and fundraising consultant by day and always a child rights activist. She was the CEO of Yayasan Siti Sapura Husin, a not-for-profit foundation that works with the poor and marginalized, focusing on the needs of children, the elderly and the blind. She is the co-founder of Yayasan Chow Kit (formerly known as NurSalam) and served as the Head of Advocacy and Funding as well as the Outreach program in Chow Kit. She is the Vice President of Voice of the Children, a local NGO that does advocacy work, law and policy reforms and training on children's issues. Hartini was also a member of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development’s National Advisory Council on the Welfare and Protection of Children and is a member of a number of national task forces- Child Protection Policy Training, on issues of Trafficking, Stateless Children and the Malaysian Adoption System as well as on different initiatives on child’s rights and protection. Hartini received her BA and M.Sc in English and English Education, respectively, and has her Doctorate in Monitoring and Assessment (Education) from Columbia University, New York.