Make Every Woman Count is a team of young women from Africa, Europe and America. Together, they are using their skills, experience and passion for women's issues to promote the empowerment and the rights of African women and girls.
Rai is the founder and the Executive Director of Make Every Woman Count
Rai hold a Master's degree in international Relations and in Law. Rai has worked with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), World Health Organisation, Unicef, and she has also worked at the WILPF Peace Women Project on UNSCR 1325/1820 in New York. Rai was Awarded as the "Most Inspirational Woman of the Year 2012" by Women4Africa. Rai was also named of the "20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012" by Forbes Magazine
Amy Bisno: Communications & Publications Officer
Amy holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, specializing in women, peace and security. She holds a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College where she became an active advocate for gender equality. She also works for a human rights organization on issues of gender and sexuality as well as civil and political rights in Africa.
Lisa Eriksson: MEWC Web Content Editor
Lisa holds a BA-degree in International social science with Peace- & Development as major; she is currently completing her Master's degree in Global Studies with a focus on Gender Studies & Critical Development Studies. She is active in, or has worked with organisations such as WILPF, Red Cross, Mandamus & UNFPA
Mayme Audra Lefurgey: Social Media & Campaigns Coordinator
Mayme is a recent graduate from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica where she completed an MA in Gender and Peacebuilding. She has worked as a gender specialist intern for the Malawi Government's Dept. of Public Service Management of the Office of the President and the Cabinet
Patience Tusingwire: Women's Political Participation Monitoring Coordinator
Patience holds a Masters in Law (LL.M) from the University of San Francisco, School of Law,California, and a Bachelors in Law (LL.B)(Hons) from Makerere University. She has done work in international human rights law specializing in women, peace and security with Human Rights Advocates,CA and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security.
Emily Elizabeth-Anne Meyer
Emily graduated from Universiteit Utrecht School of Law with an LLM in International Human Rights Law & Criminal Justice. For most of her studies, and professional career, she focused on the protection of the rights of women and children and has studied topics ranging from Human Trafficking to the use of rape as a weapon of war.
Nelly Njoki holds Bachelors in Law (LL.B) from Moi University and is completing her MA in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies at the University of Nairobi. Nelly has worked with grassroots organizations in Kenya in areas of peace and human rights focussing on women and the youth.
Veerle holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Whilst working for the Mon Youth Political Party as a member of BVP (Burma Volunteer Program), Veerle took part in various Human Rights Advocacy Workshops that focused specifically on the needs and experiences of youth and women.
Asmaa is an Egyptian Human Rights Defender, working as Gender Officer at Co-operation for the Development of Emerging Countries ‘COSPE’. She has significant experience for 10 years in the Human Rights defending field, first at an Egyptian organization for Women Rights since 2003 as a project coordinator for the “Violence against Women” project.
Aya is an undergraduate studying modern languages in Cairo,Egypt. Interning with Make Every Woman Count to take part in African Women's movement to a future of Equal Rights.
Chenwi Denis Fuh
Denis hold a BA (first class Hons) in Linguistics with a minor in English, a posgraduate diploma in teaching, a Masters in Peacekeeping Management. He has worked since 2003 in areas such as teaching, training, counseling, elections observation, human rights, gender. He is also the acting CEO of the Positive Peace Group.
Salma M. H. Abdalla
Salma is currently studying medicine at Khartoum University. she is involved in many youth led organizations advocating for women and children’s rights in Sudan, Salma was also chosen as one of the Moremi initiative for young African women leadership fellowship - 2012 and was elected as the fellows’ president
Thalia holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from the American University of Paris and a Master's degree in Science Politique from Sorbonne I. She has worked with various organisations where she was able to invest her passion for women's & children's rights in conflict situations. She is completing her Master Thesis on the application of International Law to the Syria conflict.