Dianne Otto

Dianne Otto is a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School. She is a key figure in feminist legal theory, marked by her work’s emphasis on melding theory with transformative practice. Her extensive career has centred around interests addressing gender, sexuality and race inequalities in the context of international human rights law, the UN Security Council’s peacekeeping work, the technologies of global ‘crisis governance’, threats to economic, social and cultural rights, and the transformative potential of people’s tribunals and other NGO initiatives.

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J. Ann Tickner

This week, one of our editors Blessing Ikpa spoke with an incredible feminist icon in the International Affairs realm - J. Ann Tickner. Currently, Tickner is a a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, American University in Washington, DC. Professor Tickner also serves as a professor at Monash University in Australia but has shifted her focus to her research and serving her students.

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Lia Miller

Lia Miller is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer representing the country in La Paz, Bolivia and has held various positions throughout her career serving in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the Operations Center, the Bureau of Public Affairs, the Office of Middle East Transitions, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and at U.S. Embassies in Tunisia, Nicaragua, and Oman. She serves as a great resource for women hoping to find their way in the foreign service.

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Zarina Khan

Zarina Khan is the Director for Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS). Previously, she worked at the International Rescue Committee UK as the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Policy Adviser, leading policy and advocacy on women’s protection from gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. She has also held positions at Saferworld, Womankind Worldwide, and Amnesty International, working on gender, peace and security, women’s rights and development, women’s participation in peacebuilding, and violence against women and girls. 

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Marissa Conway
Catherine Nyambura

Catherine Nyambura is the Advocacy Officer at FEMNET and a board member at AmplifyChange, a multilateral donor fund aimed at supporting civil society working on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She was the 120Under40 Winner for her work in family planning and a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2016. Additionally, she is a Women Deliver Young Leader and a member of Youth RISE International working group.

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