Ela Esra Gunad | Regional Program Officer, British Colombia
Ela joined Equitas in 2015 as Regional Program Officer to lead the strategic planning and implementation of Equitas’ programs in British Columbia. Before joining Equitas, Ela developed and managed social justice programs advocating for the public participation of marginalized groups and the rights of women, children, LGBTI, and refugees. Ela has worked with a variety of non-profits and international organizations as an activist, campaigner and responsible for strategic partnership and fundraising lead in the Middle East, Europe, and North America including Amnesty International, Follow The Women, Minority Rights Group International, and Battered Women’s Support Services. Born in Turkey, Ela studied International Relations and holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law.