Find out more about the DDP Team below. In addition to the Secretariat, we have teams of Fellows offering direct support to civil society organisations and human rights defenders in five regions.
Frerieke has over 10 years of experience in coordinating international projects and teams within the NGO sector, focused mostly on ICT, media, and training. After finishing her MSc Architecture and Urbanism in Delft, she lived in South Africa for four years, studied Human Rights and Development, and got certified in professional coaching. She enjoys going out with her (wind)surfboard or playing around with her three children.
Afra has several years of experience working in a number of International non-profit organisations and research projects. She holds a Master in New Media and Digital Culture from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Indonesia. She involves in several projects and advocacy groups on digital rights and gender based violence. She spends most of her weekends for reading, playing music, and binge watching TV series.
Alexandra holds a master degree in sociology and a PhD in economics. She has undertaken a postdoctoral position for the Institute for Prospective Technologies Studies (European commission). She is a cyberfeminist working in the area of gender and tech, and the editor of two volumes about the panorama of technological sovereignty initiatives. She enjoys doing holistic security and speculative fiction workshops.
Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in International Relations, both from Leiden University. She has studied a semester in Brazil and completed an internship at the Netherlands Embassy in Brasilia. She has a passion for technology and human rights. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, learning about basic ethical hacking tricks, and being outside.
Björk is a Berlin-based producer and organiser drawing from a long experience in transfeminist, anti-globalisation and environmental movements, with a strong footing in subcultural contexts and autonomous spaces and infrastructures at the community level. She has worked with various leading organisations and is currently co-curating the annual Radical Networks conference.
Daniel has worked for 10 years on issues related to protection of human rights defenders and movements, including through protective accompaniment, research, training, and advocacy. He has contributed to a number of resources, academic writings and training curricula on holistic approaches to protection. He is a certified mediator and holds a degree in International Relations from Dublin City University.
Gema has over 6 years of experience working with issues related to digital protection, bringing accompaniment and training for a number of human rights defenders and organisations in Latin America. She is a feminist and a member of the Free Software Community in Nicaragua. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Engineering in Nicaragua. She enjoys learning different languages, reading, and going on road trips with her son.
Marie completed her undergraduate studies in the US and her graduate degree in Europe. She has also worked and studied in various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In her free time, she enjoys reading, studying languages, swimming, and learning as much as she can.
Mati holds a Master’s degree in accounting and control from The Netherlands and a BSc degree from the US. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance. In her free time, she loves doing yoga and enjoys spending time with her family.
Wieke has worked for almost 10 years in international non-profit organisations, and has experience in coordinating (security) projects, online community management, and facilitation. She lived and worked in Egypt for four years during the ‘Arab Spring’ and holds a Master degree in International Relations from the University of Berlin. In her free time, she enjoys working in her vegetable garden, play sports or spending time with her family.