Amina Doherty is a twenty-eight year old Nigerian creative writer and feminist activist. Amina brings to her activism a passion for music, art, and poetry and she has worked as a freelance writer for several magazines across the Caribbean. She holds a BA in Political Science & Women’s Studies from McGill University and an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to coordinating FRIDA, Amina worked in the women’s rights grant-making program at the Sigrid Rausing Trust and has also worked at the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda where she conducted research for the national report to CEDAW, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) and the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA). She has interned with several organizations including the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington D.C., and the London-based creative network Arts & Business. Amina has lived and studied in Nigeria, Antigua and Canada. You can contact Amina at email@example.com
Amanda Shaw is a feminist and LGBTQI rights activist from Hawai’i currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations at the American University of Rome (AUR) in Italy and her MSc in Gender, Globalization and Development from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE). Amanda has brought a gender perspective to programs, research and campaigns on human rights and development in the areas of trade, conflict and health in Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining AWID, she researched gender and trade for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and campaigned against gender-based violence with Amnesty International Argentina. She campaigns for LGBTQI rights with the organization La Fulana and helps other grassroots women’s organizations in Argentina to mobilize resources.
Elena Georgalla is a twenty-one year old feminist from Cyprus and has joined FRIDA as the Social Media and Communications Intern. She is currently studying International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and seats at the student representative council as officer for gender equality. Prior to joining FRIDA, Elena interned at the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in Nicosia, Cyprus, a non-profit organisation which promotes and contributes to projects related to gender with emphasis on the Mediterranean region. At the present time, she is also working as a research fellow for ThinkYoung, the first think-tank concerned with young Europeans, based in Brussels, Belgium. Upon the completion of her studies, she aspires to work as an advocate for women’s rights across the globe.