Nancy Jouwe / Board member and Co-chair
Nancy Jouwe (Delft, 1967) 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 University of Arts Utrecht, 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. Nancy is also Chair of the Supervisory Board of BAK (Basis voor Actuele Kunst), Board member of the Association of the Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, affiliate researcher at Gender Studies (Humanities Department, Utrecht University) and co-author and editor of several publications on Dutch colonial history and the Dutch Black women’s movement.
As an activist she’s been involved in the ‘80s and ‘90s with local squatters and transnational queer, indigenous, and feminist movements, incl. in SE 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 the Netherlands.
Farah Salka / Board member and Co-chair
Farah Salka (1985) is a Feminist, anti-racist Organizer, Human Rights Education Adviser and Trainer, based in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied Poli-Sci and Public Administration at the American University of Beirut, then received her MA from University of Malta in Human Rights Law in 2007. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Anti-Racism Movement and works on organizing with migrant communities, asylum seekers and migrant domestic workers (MDWs) and on issues of racism, discrimination and labour rights. She is involved with the Migrant Community Center(s) whose main strategies involve providing resources that sustain MDW community networks and support MWs, MDW activists & MDW-centered initiatives; mobilizing collaboration between local activists and MDWs against racist abuse and exploitation in Lebanon. Farah is a member of the Global Advisory panel of Equality Fund, she is on the Advisory Board of The A-Project and on the Advisory Board of Doria Fund.
Farah is of Syrian-Lebanese parentage and lives in Beirut, Lebanon.
Nita Wink / Board member
Nita Wink (1970) is an independent executive coach, leadership consultant and horse assisted systemic coach. Prior to this she was a partner at PwC 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 founder and Co-chair of the International Advisory Board of Skateistan Foundation (international NGO based in Berlin, active in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South-Africa and Jordan for young people – especially girls - from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds).
Nita is Dutch and lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Anna Kirey / Board member
Anna Kirey (1980) is an independent consultant with a background in gender and sexuality in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Anna is also an Advocacy and Human Rights Trainer, Advisory Board member of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Advisory Board, Advisor Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights and Founding member of Labrys (one of Central Asia’s largest LGBT organisations). Previously Anna was Deputy Director for Campaigns for Russia and Eurasia at Amnesty International and 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 Sweden.
Fadzai D.M Muparutsa / Board member
Fadzai Muparutsa (1979) is an experienced human rights and social policy consultant, focused on advocacy, research, and policy development targeting vulnerable and marginalised groups, in particular LGBT/GNC people and Communities. Fadzai currently works as Advocacy Manager for Coalition of African Lesbians and has been offering 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 is Advisory Board member of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and works with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the South African Human Rights Commission (Johannesburg) and the United Nations Human Rights Council. Fadzai likes to move 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 Tully (1962) is a community mobilisation expert, with experience working with sex workers in Asia and the Pacific. Tracey is Māori, a descendant of the Tuhoe tribe. Currently, Tracey works for the Ministry of Health in New Zealand in the Pacific Health team. She remains an active member of the sex work community and continues to work closely with the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective.
Tracey currently 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, member of the Vecinas Feministas por la Justicia Sexual y Reproductiva en América Latina y el Caribe and spokesperson for MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice. Oriana is an abortion enthusiast working for abortion access, training abortion doulas and reducing stigma at individual and community levels. She also advocates for Sexual and Reproductive Justice policies at international, regional, national and local levels. 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.