Natasha is the author of The New Feminism and Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism. She has been a columnist, feature writer and reviewer for The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer and a regular contributor to arts and political programmes on television and radio.
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Sophie is a journalist with experience of working for the broadsheet and tabloid press, and monthly and weekly magazines. Her first novel, The Henry Experiment, was published in 2012.
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Marchu co-ordinates all WRW’s work with asylum seekers and refugees. She is also a project co-ordinator for Narrative Eye and the chair of 100 Mothers Movement. Marchu also provides training programmes for ProDiverse.
Gemma previously worked in policy roles for the Detention Advice Service and the Criminal Justice Alliance. She is currently studying part-time for a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, researching the sentencing of non-British citizens convicted of criminal offences.
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Anja has extensive experience of working with refugee community organisations in London, including in previous roles at the Scarman Trust and the East London Community Foundation.
Sarah is a journalist covering women’s issues and mental health, and has been published across a range of print and digital media. She was previously Deputy Editor of Feminist Times.
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Liz was the UK Director of the South Eastern territory for the British Red Cross, responsible for the range of services provided in London and the South East, which included support
to refugees and asylum seekers. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Liz worked in the commercial sector.
Dominique is a member of the Women Asylum Seekers Together London management committee.
RAHELA HASHIM SIDIQI
RAHELA HASHIM SIDIQI
Rahela was Senior Advisor to Civil Service Commission in Afghanistan for 5 years, and worked at leadership level with non-governmental organisations for 15 years. She has a masters degree in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihood from Reading University. She is chair of the London Refugee Women's Forum and the founder of Asian Middle East Women and Youth Society (AMEWYS) in the UK. She is a Right to Information Advisor for South Asian Countries. She has strong experience in building solidarity to advocate and fight against social injustice. She is also a poet and storywriter.
Elizabeth is an International Internal Audit Manager for Live Nation Entertainment. Previously she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Government & Public Sector Assurance department. Elizabeth has a BSc in Mathematics from Leeds University, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Nimco is a British Somali social activist who has worked as a civil servant and independent training consultant. She is co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, a non-profit organisation which focuses on education and awareness raising to stamp out female genital mutilation (FGM). Nimco is a Girl Ambassador for the Girl Generation, the Africa-led movement against FGM. In 2014, Nimco was awarded a Red Woman of the Year award together with Leyla Hussein for their work with Daughters of Eve, and was placed sixth on the Woman’s Hour power list.
SARA VAN DER PAS
SARA VAN DER PAS
Sara is legal counsel at the Wellcome Trust. She was previously an associate at Farrer & Co, specialising in charity law. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Sara worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and at the Center for Economic and Social Rights.
Rachael is a grants manager for Trust for London. Previously she has worked at Lloyds TSB Foundation, where she was Interim Manager, England & Wales. Prior to moving into grant-making, Rachael worked at the Citizenship Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Charity Commission. Rachael has a Masters in Social Policy from LSE.
Beti Baraki was Campaigns Officer at feminist organisation Object, and was a leading participant in the Rewind&Reframe project, which challenged racism and sexism in music videos. Currently Beti is working on Media Sexism, and also provides sessions in schools on media sexism and sexual objectification. Beti holds an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from London School of Economics a BA (Hons) in Politics with International Studies from the University of Warwick.
Debora is Policy and Research Manager at Asylum Aid. Debora set up the campaign for women’s rights in the asylum process, the Charter for the Rights of Women Seeking Asylum.
Jade was born in Northern Uganda. She studied journalism at Makerere University, and then went to work as a sports reporter on Uganda Television/Radio and local papers. Jade left Uganda after experiencing torture and persecution, and sought asylum in the UK in 2001. She has been supported by the Medical Foundation – now Freedom from Torture – since arriving in the UK and is a member of their Write to Life group. Jade is also Secretary for the London Refugee Women’s Forum and a volunteer at the Refugee Council since July 2004.
Victoria is the International Internal Audit Director for Live Nation Entertainment. Previously she has worked at EMI Music and Deloitte & Touche. Victoria is also actively involved in the organisation of the Malawian Lake of Stars Music and Arts Festival. Victoria has a Masters in Financial Strategy from Oxford, a Bachelors in International Business from Bath, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Maria is a journalist and writer on refugee issues and London editor of The Nation.