Nancy Jouwe> co-chair
Nancy Jouwe is a lecturer, researcher, publicist and public speaker, with an interest in intersectionality, colonial history, arts, heritage and intercultural dialogue. She currently pursues a PhD and teaches at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy, Amsterdam University College and the Council on International Educational Exchange. She’s the project-leader of research project Mapping Slavery, a transnational research project that maps the Dutch colonial history of slavery.
As an activist she’s been involved in the ‘80s and ‘90s with local squatters and transnational queer, indigenous, and feminist movements, including in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. She comes from a family of political refugees that had to flee Indonesia in the beginning of the 60s, as her father was a political leader in the Papuan independence movement.
Nancy is Dutch and lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Farah Salka > Co-chair
Farah is a feminist activist based in Lebanon. She is the Executive Director of the Anti-Racism Movement and works on organizing with migrant communities, asylum seekers and mostly domestic workers and on issues of racism, discrimination and labour rights. She is involved with the Migrant Community Center(s) and is a Human Rights Education Adviser and Trainer.
Farah is of Syrian-Lebanese parentage and lives in Beirut, Lebanon.
Nita Wink > board member
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 organisations. 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.
Jessica de Abreu > board member
Jessica de Abreu is an anthropologist, and co-founder of The Black Archives, which is one of the first historical archives in the Netherlands that focuses on Black Dutch history. She is also a board member at New Urban Collective, a network for students and young professionals from various cultural backgrounds. As an activist, her work focuses on the field of the African diaspora, anti-racism and intersectionality.
Jessica is Surinamese-Dutch and lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Khadijah Fancy > board member
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.
Fadzai D.M Muparutsa > board member
A skilled and highly effective human rights and social policy consultant, her background includes research, analysis and advisory services for NGOs focused on Sexual Orientation Gender Identities and Expressions over 10 years, operating in the 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 focussed 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.
Tracey Tully > board member
Tracey is a community mobilization expert who has several years of experience working with sex workers in Asia & the Pacific. She served as regional coordinator for the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, supporting sex workers from 23 countries, and as advocacy and communication officer prior to that. Tracey has played an instrumental role as a member of the sex work community piloting the development and analysis of research publications which have been pivotal in influencing policy reform to better support the needs and rights of sex workers globally.
Tracey is an indigenous woman and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Oriana López Uribe > board member
Oriana Lopez Uribe is a Mexican feminist who advocates for sexual and reproductive rights of young people and women at the national, regional and international levels. She is the ED of Balance, a feminist organization in Mexico working to achieve Sexual and Reproductive Justice. She is a member of the feminist alliance Resurj- Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice and the Vecinas Feministas por la Justicia Sexual y Reproductiva en América Latina y el Caribe. In 2011 she received the Omeccihuatl medal for her commitment to women’s health and rights, and the WAS award for her commitment to young people's sexual health.
She has a broad scope of activism on sexuality issues, from youth and adolescent rights, making a documentary on trans identity, to directing the MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice, the only abortion fund in Latin America. She has used art and multimedia in different venues to promote reflection and behavioral change. She understands sexuality as something that needs to go beyond labels and cages and describes herself as pansexual.
Oriana is Mexican and lives in Mexico.