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About Women in Dev

Women in Dev is a platform which connects and unites women working at all levels and across all regions in the international development, global health and social justice sectors. It is a platform with deeply rooted feminist principles and values that operates across movements, networks, coalitions, initiatives and organisations to provide an environment for women to come together as leaders, advocates and allies working towards the goal of gender equality.

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The women who steer WomeninDev

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Melissa Kilby

Executive Director Girl Up
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Janet Mbugua

Media Personality and Founder of Inua Dada Foundation
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Ida Horner

Chairperson of Let Them Help Themselves
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Dr. Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director & Co-Founder of Women in Global Health
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Natalia- Nana Lester Bush

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
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Uma Mishra-Newbery

Social Justice and Women's Rights Leader, Former Executive Director of Women's March Global
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Dr. Sethunya Mosime

Head of Sociology Department,University of Botswana
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Dr. Zara Ahmed

Associate Director of Federal Issues, Guttmacher Institute
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Olivia Andrews

Fundraiser, Campaigner and self-described “outspoken Black, lesbian, feminist”
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Helene Wolf 

Chair and Co-Founder, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders
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Shada Islam

Advisor and Commentator on Europe, Africa, Asia, Geopolitics, Trade and Inclusion

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The women of Uyo, Akwa Iborn State in Nigeria have united to protest the rape and murder of Iniubong Umoren by a fake job recruiter.

We MUST fight for justice and bring an end to violence against women and girls!

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Calling our chapters all over the world: let's unite in solidarity and community with Nigerian women marching for #JusticeForHinyHumoren.

She just wanted a job.

This year International Day of the Midwife coincides with the launch of the 2021 State of World’s Midwifery report #SoWMy report. @ICM_CE Sally Pairman & ICM board member @roaaltaweli joined a @WHO panel celebrating IDM & talking about the road ahead.



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