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Zhan Chiam | Human Rights Consultant

Zhan Chiam (he/him) from Singapore and Australia is a human rights consultant specializing in LGBTI rights. He is on the steering committees of the International Trans Fund and the Power of Pride Alliance and in advisory positions for the Asia Pacific Transgender Network and Transgender Europe’s TvT project. From 2015 to 2020, Zhan managed ILGA World’s [...]

Subha Wijesiriwardena | Manager, Programs and Innovation, CREA

Subha Wijesiriwardena is a feminist activist, researcher, and writer/blogger from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Subha works with CREA, a global feminist human rights organization led by feminists in the global South, with a commitment to building more inclusive feminist movements. Subha's work and activism are focused on sexual and reproductive rights, queer and trans rights, and digital rights. She co-founded and co-runs A [...]

Njeri Gateru | Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Njeri Gateru (she/her/they/them) is a queer feminist human rights lawyer with seven years working experience working on the protection of minorities in Kenya including asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and LGBTIQ communities. She is founding member and the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Kenya, an organization that provides legal aid [...]

Neish Nicholas McLean | Activist, Consultant and Co-Founder, TransWave

Neish McLean (he/him/they/them) is a transmasculine Jamaican LGBTIQ activist and consultant working at the local, regional and international levels. Neish is the Co-Founder of TransWave Jamaica, Jamaica’s first and only organization solely dedicated to trans advocacy. Additionally, Neish serves as the Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee at the International Planned Parenthood Federation and [...]

Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez | Program Officer, Foundation for a Just Society

Born and raised in Colombia, Mónica (she/her/they/them) is a queer migrant who lives in New York and has been working for gender justice and LGBTQI rights for fifteen years, including seven years in progressive and feminist philanthropy focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) Mónica worked for Astraea Lesbian Foundation [...]

Ghiwa Sayegh | Queer feminist activist and Editor in Chief, Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research

Ghiwa Sayegh (she/her) is a queer feminist writer, publisher, and archivist from Lebanon. She is the founding editor of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, and the co-founder of Intersectional Knowledge Publishers. She is currently based in Paris, France, where she is pursuing an MA in gender studies at Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis. She is passionate [...]

Chantelle de Nobrega | Program Officer, Mama Cash

Chantelle de Nobrega (she/her) is a South African feminist based in Cape Town. She worked in the human rights field for fifteen years, working locally, nationally and globally with a particular focus on feminism, women’s rights, queer rights, socio-economic rights, good governance, and ending racism. Chantelle has experience in grantmaking, research, fundraising, community organising and advocacy. She is [...]

Caroline Kouassiaman | Executive Director, Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest

Caroline Kouassiaman (she/her) is a queer, bilingual (English/French) African feminist of Ivorian and African-American heritage. She is currently based in Accra, Ghana, where she works with Initiative Sankofa d'Afrique de l'Ouest (ISDAO), a West African LGBTQI activist-led organization working to build a more just and inclusive West Africa. Caroline’s work and activism have focused on bolstering and amplifying the work [...]

Brodan Giambrone | Director, International Trans Fund

Broden Giambrone (he/him) is a trans activist with seventeen years of experience in community organizing, activism and capacity building in trans communities. Since 2017, he has been the Director of the International Trans Fund (ITF), a participatory grantmaking fund made up of trans activists and donors. Over four grant cycles, the ITF has disbursed USD $2.615 million to 105 [...]

Andrew Baker | Coordinator, Donor Relations, ILGA World

Andrew Baker (he/him) is an artist, two-spirit knowledge carrier, development professional, and activist from Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where he is ILGA World’s Coordinator of Donor Relations, MEL & IT. For the past 20 years, Andrew focused his career and volunteerism on Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. He is the [...]