Team

We are cross-regional multicultural team working to support human rights defenders.

Coordination

Frerieke

PROGRAMME MANAGER (EUROPE)

Frerieke has over 10 years of experience in coordinating international projects and teams within the NGO sector, focused mostly on ICT, media, and training. She enjoys going out with her (wind)surfboard or playing around with her three children.

March

REGIONAL PROJECT MANAGER (LATAM)

March is Regional Project Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sophie

OPERATIONS MANAGER (EUROPE)

Sophie is an all-round project manager, dedicated specifically to human rights, peace and gender justice work. Currently responsible for smooth operations within the DDP team, Sophie loves the challenge of setting up a procedural, administrative and financial framework that supports the impact of DDPs work.

Xeenarh

REGIONAL PROJECT MANAGER (AFRICA)

Xeenarh Regional Project Manager for Africa.

Afra

REGIONAL PROJECT MANAGER (ASIA)

Afra is Regional Project Manager for Asia.

Africa

Aumarh

TECH OFFICER + DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (AFRICA)

Aumarh is a digital activist, community organizer and holistic security trainer with extensive experience working in digital rights, women’s rights, LGBTIQ+ rights, social justice, movement building, and issues that intersect with privacy, security, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Mamu

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (AFRICA)

Mamu is a Digital Protection Facilitator.

Chipo

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (AFRICA)

Chipo is a Digital Protection Facilitator.

Natasha

DIGITAL PROTECTION LEAD (AFRICA)

Natasha is a Digital Protection Lead.

Christine

PROJECT OFFICER · GRANTS (AFRICA)

Christine is a Human Rights activist and a feminist advocate based in Kenia. She supports activists fighting oppression in responding to the attacks they face. She believes in fairness and putting the rights holders’ views at the forefront.

Ruth

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (AFRICA)

Ruth is a technologist, a digital activist, and a holistic security trainer based in Uganda. She has eight years of practice translating technology to non-technical audiences to enhance their resilience online and offline, specifically in East African civic spaces..

John

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (AFRICA)

John is a Tanzania-based security specialist with almost a decade of experience in the digital space. His drive toward working with Human Rights defenders came from working with the non-profit community as a volunteer and a full-time IT officer, where he witnessed the gaps in Human Right Defenders’ sensitive line of work.

Asia

Ana

PROJECT ASSISTANT
(ASIA)

Ana is a Project Assistant.

Lintang

PROJECT OFFICER · GRANTS (ASIA)

Fani is a Project Officer.

Clara

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (ASIA)

Clara is a Digital Protection Facilitator.

Resa

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (ASIA)

Resa is a Digital Protection Facilitator.

Declan

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (ASIA)

Declan is a Digital Protection Facilitator.

Yi Ting

ACCOMPANIMENT MODEL OFFICER (ASIA)

Yi Ting is DDP’s Accompaniment Model Officer.

Fani

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (ASIA)

Fani is a Digital Protection Facilitator.

Europe

Alex

RARENET + FIELD BUILDING + GEDI LEAD (EUROPE)

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.

Daniel

DMEAL LEAD
(EUROPE)

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.

Allan

TECH OFFICER
(EUROPE)

Laila

PROJECT ASSISTANT (EUROPE)

Altynay

PROJECT OFFICER · GRANTS (EUROPE)

Altynay is a queer decolonial feminist. Previously she worked with queer feminist initiatives in Kazakhstan and wider post-Soviet region on building and amplifying movements based on decolonial and care-centered principles. Aside from work, Altynay is doing her doctoral research on decolonizing donor-grantee relations in the development area.

Mati

FINANCIAL OFFICER (EUROPE)

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.

Björk

PROJECT OFFICER · GRANTS (EUROPE)

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.

Peter

PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT FACILITATOR (EUROPE)

Peter is a holistic security trainer with a focus on digital security and emotional care. Weaving activism and art together for solidarity and nonviolent resistance, Peter enjoys the intensity of community living, authentic encounters and musical moments.

Latin America

Carl

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (LATAM)

Inés

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (EUROPE)

Inés is a hackfeminist activist with a background in community radio. She is also a researcher interested in the political economy of information and communication technologies and social movements.

Fernanda

DIGITAL PROTECTION LEAD (LATAM)

Jacobo

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (LATAM)

Flor

DIGTAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (LATAM)

Florencia is a feminist journalist with a Master’s Degree in Communication, Gender and Cyberculture (UFB, Brasil). For the past 13 years, she has been campaigning about tech and feminism for “Take Back the Tech”. She is a member of CiberfemLab Guatemala and several feminist journalists networks in the region.

Mayeli

DIGITAL PROTECTION FACILITATOR (LATAM)

Gema

PROJECT OFFICER · GRANTS (LATAM)