Mama Cash is governed by an international Board of Directors, comprised of eight women. The Board determines the overall strategic objectives and monitors the performance of the organisation.
Marieke van Doorninck > Co-chair
Marieke van Doorninck is a historian and works as the Coordinator of ASKV/Amsterdam Support Committee for refugees, providing legal and social aid to undocumented migrants. She has been active as chair of the board for several organisations working for sex workers rights. In 2005, as the coordinator of the ICSRE (International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe), Marieke organised the European Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour and Migration in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Marieke was Chairperson of the Green Party (Groen Links) in the Amsterdam city council until April 2014. She has been board member of FEMNET, the gender working group of GroenLinks. She currently is chair of the board of BADT/Support for homeless people in Amsterdam. Marieke has a publishing record covering issues of trafficking, sex work and migrants’ rights.
Marieke is Dutch and lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Khadijah Fancy > Co-chair
Khadijah Fancy is an independent consultant, with a background in gender and women’s rights. She has worked extensively in the field of girls’ education, including work in many countries in Africa and Asia, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Pakistan and Vietnam.
Khadijah worked at United National Development Programme (UNDP) in New York as an evaluation officer and at Camfed International as Director of External Affairs. In addition to programme and field work, Khadijah works with trusts and foundations on giving to women’s issues globally and advises NGOs on raising funds.
Khadijah lives in Bristol in the UK, with her partner and two children.
Nita Wink > Treasurer
Nita Wink is an executive coach. Prior to this she was a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers Nederland from 2006 to 2015. She focused on clients in the fundraising sector as well as in the international development sector. She led various assignments in former conflict areas – from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, Somalia and Haiti where she worked with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations. After 24 years in business services, Nita started her own business in coaching and leadership consulting including executive coaching and leadership development programs.
Nita, is a sparring partner of the international management team and founder of Stichting Skateistan NL. Skateistan is an international NGO in Kabul and Berlin that works with young people, especially girls, from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is active in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
Nita is Dutch and lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Femke Bos > Board member
Femke Bos is Fund Manager of the Triodos Microfinance Fund and Regional Manager Asia at Triodos Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank. She joined Triodos in 2002 as Senior Investment Officer in the Emerging Markets team where she built the microfinance investment portfolio in South and SE Asia.
Femke is Dutch and lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Anna Kirey > Board member
Anna Kirey is a Deputy Director for Campaigns for Russia and Eurasia at Amnesty International. Previously Anna was a senior program officer at Open Society Foundations focusing on trans and intersex rights. Before OSF Anna was a researcher at Human Rights Watch focusing on LGBT issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She is also a founding member of Labrys, one of Central Asia’s largest LGBT organisations founded in 2004 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Anna, who was born in Russia and grew up in Ukraine, attended Bishkek’s American University of Central Asia and has since attended a graduate program in Russian and East European Studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and another at the University for Peace in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.
Anna is Ukrainian and lives in London, the UK.
Farah Salka > Board member
Farah Salka is a feminist activist based in Lebanon. She is the Co-founder and General Coordinator of the Anti-Racism Movement and works on organizing with migrant communities in Lebanon, and mostly domestic workers and on issues of racism and discrimination. She is involved with the Migrant Community Center(s) in Lebanon and she is a Human Rights Education Advisor and Trainer.
She is also involved with the A Project in Lebanon. The A project is about seeking agency, alternatives and autonomy in sexuality, sexual health, and gender and works through an affirmative and sex-positive framework.
Farah is of Syrian -Lebanese parentage and lives in Beirut, Lebanon.
Tracey Tully > Board member
Tracey is a Maori woman and a former sex worker. She has been a part of the sex worker rights movement since the mid eighties. At that time, she was working with homeless youth in Brisbane and was one of the first people to work on the development of peer education programmes with young people specifically addressing HIV education & prevention. Tracey has always been passionate about indigenous rights and has advocated for the rights of Aboriginal people as a natural part of her activism.
Currently, Tracey is the Technical Adviser for Burunga Widjung Aboriginal Justice Group based in Brisbane. The main focus of the Justice Group is to provide support to Aboriginal people who appear in court or are exiting the prison system, to ensure that recidivism is the exception rather than the norm.
Tracey is Australian and lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Fadzai D.M Muparutsa > Board member
A skilled and highly effective human rights and social policy consultant, Fadzai’s background includes research, analysis and advisory services for NGOs focused on sexual orientation, gender identities and gender expressions; over the last 10 years she has been operating in human rights and social policy space, including working with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the South African Human Rights Commission (Johannesburg), and the United Nations Human Rights Council. Fadzai’s professional practice is focused on advocacy, research and policy development targeting vulnerable and marginalised groups, in particular LGBT/GNC people and communities, moving between high-level policy development and grass-roots fieldwork to support individuals and communities to access and participate in social development processes.
Fadzai is Zimbabwean and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Noelene Nabulivou > Board Member
Noelene Nabulivou is the Political Adviser to Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality in Fiji. She is a community educator, feminist researcher, activist and social organiser in Fiji and the Pacific, and occasionally wider in the economic South. Noelene has worked for over 30 years to affirm and protect universal human rights, and advance feminist and economic south-led transformative approaches to sexual rights, gender, social, economic, ecological and climate justice – building and sharing knowledge, experience and skills in local, national, regional, economic south and global spaces.
Noelene is also on the UNDP Global Civil Society Advisory Committee (CSAC) and an adviser to the UNWomen Pacific Civil Society Advisory Group.
Noelene has a double degree in International relations and Peacebuilding from University of New England, and Diploma in Community Arts Management.
Noelene is Fijians and works and lives in Suva, Fiji.