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Fiona is an NGO leader and activist with over 10 years of experience in civil society organisations, multilateral and bilateral institutions, specialising in strategic and political planning and implementing multi stakeholder advocacy campaigns. Fiona comes to the SheDecides team from IPPF European Network, where as International Advocacy Manager she led the federations engagement with the European institutions. She has previously been the network coordinator for EuroNGOs and Programme Manager at Dóchas, the Irish national platform of Development NGOs where she managed policy and programme co-ordination across the network of 65 NGOs and other civil society stakeholders. An Irish national she is passionately involved in the Irish Campaign for abortion rights.
Operations & Policy Manager / email@example.com
Josie comes to the SheDecides team from Melbourne, Australia, with a background in grassroots advocacy, community media, music and the arts. She has worked extensively in the community broadcasting sector in Australia, including at 3RRR, SYN and PBS. She has produced podcasts focused on broad-ranging human rights issues such as the experience of asylum seekers, LGBTQI rights and women’s safety, and has been a tutor at RMIT University, presented at the Emerging Writers’ Festival and National Young Writers Festival, and run workshops in remote Aboriginal Australian communities. She has a BA in Professional Communication from RMIT University and MA (Global Media Communication) with a focus on representation and advocacy at the University of Melbourne. Josie thinks that storytelling is an essential ingredient in the recipe for long term social change, and is focused on amplifying the voices and stories that, for far too long, have been oppressed and excluded from the mainstream narrative. She is all about that real talk.
Communications Specialist (incl. Media Enquiries) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lina is the one of the Support Unit who makes things happen and keeps everyone on track. Between managing all of the logistics and practicalities of making big, bold, political and societal change happen at SheDecides, she is one of a team of administrative pros who lives at CIFF and also supports the rest of the Survive and Thrive team who do incredible work on adolescent sexual health, early childhood development, deworming, education and more.
Executive Assistant / email@example.com
Mallah is a fierce feminist, sexual and reproductive health activist, blogger and founder of United Vision, a youth-led Sexual and Reproductive Health organisation in Cameroon. In 2016 she also developed a mobile application for open, honest and judgement-free sexuality education for adolescents and young people, the first of its kind in the country. She is passionate about giving women and girls power and control over their own bodies.
Mallah holds a BSc in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea, Cameroon, and a Masters’ Degree in Gender and Development from the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UK.
She also sits on the Board of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation based in London and is a recipient of the Queens Young Leaders Awards, and the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders award for her work on women and girl’s health in Cameroon.
Communications Officer/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebekka comes to the Support Unit from The Hague as one of the original members of the SheDecides Task Force in the Netherlands. She has worked on gender equality, education and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa, the Middle East and The Netherlands. She headed the health and AIDS team at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a consultant for various NGOs. Most recently, she worked on the Dutch SheDecides task force. Rebekka works because she wants every girl and every woman to fulfil her potential. She says that now is the time for the silent majority to stand up and be counted.
Rebekka van Roemburg
Co-lead SheDecides support unit / email@example.com
Robin’s work started with grassroots organising 30 years ago in the early days of the UK’s Terrence Higgins Trust. She went on to write one of the first books on Women and AIDS and her work then took her to Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. She set up DFID’s first HIV team, and then oversaw their health and AIDS programmes in Southern Africa. She has also worked in private sector and international organisations, most recently heading up the PMNCH Secretariat, based at WHO. Robin recalls that over 30 years ago talking HIV meant talking sex, and women and sex was either a hot topic or ignored. Much has changed since then, but not enough for women, and some things have gone backward. That’s why SheDecides matters so much.
Co-lead SheDecides support unit / firstname.lastname@example.org