Planning Committee

Rosalee C. González,

Posted in Planning Committee on June 8th, 2011 by

Rosalee C. González, Xicana, is a PhD Candidate in Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She’s co-founder and representative of La Red Xicana Indigena (La Red), an indigenous women’s organization in the United States and a founding member organization of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ENLACE). One of her […]

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Stefany Brown (Canada)

Posted in Planning Committee on March 22nd, 2011 by

Stefany Brown is AWID’s Forum & Events Manager. She joined AWID in 2011, but has several years of event management and production experience. She has worked on several large international events including TED and TED Global in Tanzania. In 2009 she was event manager for the Vancouver Peace Summit which featured the Dalai Lama as […]

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Ivahanna Larrosa (Uruguay)

Posted in Planning Committee on January 19th, 2011 by

Ivahanna is AWID‘s Lead Advocacy Associate, a human rights activist with more than 18 years of experience working with social movements, local and international organizations for the achievement and promotion of these rights. Before joining AWID she worked for Amnesty International (AI) in several roles and as Executive Director of Amnesty International in Uruguay for the […]

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Sengul Akcar (Turkey)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 22nd, 2010 by

Sengul Akcar has a BA in civil engineering and a MA in public policy from the Bosphorus University. She is the founder and Board Member of the Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW) – an organization that aims to support grassroots women’s leadership in improving their lives and their communities and encouraging bottom-up […]

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Blanca Fernández Montenegro (Peru)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 17th, 2010 by

Blanca Fernández Montenegro is a sociologist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, with a Masters Degree in Science from the University of Wisconsin, specializing in rural sociology. For the past 20 years, Blanca has been working at the Peruvian Women’s Center, Flora Tristán, where she is currently coordinating the Rural Development Programme as well […]

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Hülya Gülbahar (Turkey)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 17th, 2010 by

Hülya Gülbahar currently works as a legal practitioner in Istanbul. She represents the Women Constitution Platform and was the chairperson of the Association for Supporting Women Candidates in Politics (KA-DER) between 2007 and 2010. She worked as a lawyer for more than four years at Bank-Sen, a trade union for employees of bank and insurance companies. […]

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Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Lina Abou-Habib is the Director of the Collective for Research and Training-Action based in Beirut and working in the Arab region, and involved in the Arab Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign. She has collaborated in designing and managing programmes in the Middle East and North Africa region on issues related to gender and citizenship; gender, […]

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Diana Aguiar (Brazil)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Diana Aguiar is the Advocacy Associate at AWID. She holds a Masters in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and has been a visiting fellow at Brown University (USA) and Sciences Po Paris (France). More recently, she has been an Assistant Professor at PUC-Rio and the Federal University of […]

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Monica Aleman Cunningham (Nicaragua)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Monica Aleman Cunningham is the Women’s Rights’ Program Officer at the Ford Foundation as part of the Protecting Women’s Rights initiative.  Monica supports the Ford Foundation (FOS) in achieving integrative and collaborative grant making. For Ms. Aleman “every human right is a women’s right” and with that in mind she reflects on the integral role […]

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Cecilia Alemany (Uruguay)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Cecilia Alemany is the Senior Advocacy Associate at AWID. She is a PhD candidate in Multidisciplinary Studies of the Latin-American Societies (IHEAL – University Paris III Sorbonne La Nouvelle since 2004), and has a Masters of International Forecasting (Paris V, Sorbonne) and an M.A. in International Relations, University of the Republic of Uruguay. Before joining […]

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Bénédicte Allaert (Belgium)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Since 2008, Bénédicte Allaert has been the Executive Director of the European feminist network WIDE , which is currently looking into alternative economic practises and models from a feminist perspective. During the period 2002-2007, Bénédicte coordinated WIDE’s capacity-building programme, including economic literacy as one of its major components

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Lydia Alpízar Durán (Costa Rica/Brazil)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Lydia Alpízar Durán is AWID’s Executive Director (ED). She is a Costa Rican feminist activist who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has been AWID’s ED since 2007, and was the manager of the Where is the Money for Women’s Rights and Building Feminist Movements and Organizations Strategic Initiatives of AWID from 2003-2006. Lydia is […]

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Zelal Ayman (Turkey)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Zelal Ayman is a dedicated activist for women’s rights, gender equality, human rights and democracy, and is currently the Program Coordinator for (HREP) Human Rights Education Program at the Association Women for Women’s Human Rights-New Ways. Zelal has extensive experience in the field of civil society; in particular in the field of women’s human rights […]

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Radhika Balakrishnan (India/USA)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. Previously Radhika was Professor of Economics and International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. Radhika has worked at the Ford Foundation as Program Officer in the Asia Regional Program and […]

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Srilatha Batliwala (India)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 12th, 2010 by

Srilatha Batliwala is the Associate Scholar for AWID’s Building Feminist Movements and Organizations initiative. She is an India-based Civil Society Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University, where her work focuses on transnational civil society, but she is best known for her work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. She is […]

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