Former Facilitating Team, January 2014 – December 2016

The WMG is facilitated by a team of Organizing Partners at the global and regional levels and is supported by a small secretariat.

Priscilla Achakpa is the WMG Africa Organizing Partner and the Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) Nigeria, an NGO founded by a group of grassroots women in Nigeria that addresses the gender injustices on issues relating to environment, economic and social rights of women, children and youths in the society.

wedo-logoEleanor Blomstrom is a WMG Global Organizing Partner and the Program Director/ Head of Office of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization, a global women’s advocacy organization working for a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment.

Isis Alvarez is a WMG Global Organizing Partner of the Global Forest Coalition, an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. GFC participates in international forest policy meetings and organizes joint advocacy campaigns on issues like Indigenous Peoples’ rights, the need for socially-just forest policy and the need to address the underlying causes of forest loss.

Sascha Gabizon is the WMG Europe and Central Asia Organizing Partner and the Executive Director of Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), an international network of over 150 women’s and civil society organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape a just and sustainable world.

Shannon Kowalski is a WMG Global Organizing Partner and the Program Officer for International Policy at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), which advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Kate Lappin is the WMG Asia Organizing Partner and the Regional Coordinator for the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), a network of 220 feminist member organizations and women committed to promote women’s human rights and use the law as an instrument of social transformation.

Nurgul Dzhanaeva is the WMG Central Asia & Europe Organizing Partner to Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstanworks to consolidate and strengthen the Kyrgyz women’s movement towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, building partnership towards women’s equality, and increasing women’s participation in public life through their organizations and NGOs. They have experience advocating in Asia, Europe and at the Global level.

Emilia Reyes is the WMG Latin America and Caribbean Organizing Partner and the Program Director of Policies and Budgets for Equality and Sustainable Development at Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia, a feminist organization that promotes gender equality through law and policies and strengthens women’s leadership in political and social arenas.