The Coalition

Every Woman Treaty is a global coalition of more than 3,900 women’s rights activists and organizations in 147 countries advancing a treaty in the form of new Optional Protocol to CEDAW to end violence against women and girls.

Global Working Group

The Global Working Group is made up of dedicated frontline activists who are advocates for the Optional Protocol to CEDAW. They work at the national, regional and global levels across the following thematic areas: the Emerging Leaders Council; Diplomacy Committee; Partnership Committee; Policy Development Committee; and Media Committee.

Name Region Organization/Profession
Paulette Metang Cameroon Founder and Executive President, Association for Elderly Care, Cameroon
Ramatu Abdu Cameroon Founder, Association for the Welfare of Women and Indigenous People
Yvonne Armande Djepang Cameroon Founder and Director, Association to Promote the Fight against Violence against Women and to Participate in the Development of African Women
Charity Binka Ghana Executive Director, Women, Media and Change
Betty Sharon Kenya Founder and Executive Director, Collaboration of Women in Development
Eva Chopetta Ng’inja-Croft Kenya Human Rights Lawyer
Lynda Banja Kenya Managing Partner, Banja & Co. Advocates
Teresia Boke Mogaya Kenya Founder and Executive Director, Hope Alive Initiative
Janice Smallwood Malekebu Liberia Executive Director, Sister “4” Sister International
Gaby Razafindrakoto Madagascar Secretary, Federation for the Promotion of Women and Children
Adama Sanogo Mali Founder and President, Solidarité Internationale pour l’Afrique
Charity Yavala Nigeria Researcher and Peacebuilder, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Eleanor Nwadinobi Nigeria President, Medical Women’s International Association
Florence I. Gbinigie Nigeria Founder, Forum of Nigerian Women in Politics
Frances Ihuoma Bekey Nigeria Founder, Women Empowerment Self-Help and Social Development Initiative
Itoro Eze-Anaba Nigeria Attorney and Founder, Mirabel Centre, Nana Khadija Centre, and Nduru Centre
Joseph Gimba Nigeria Educator, Sustainable Development & Community Welfare Specialist
Joyce Ahmadu Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Gender Dynamix Consult
Obi Onyeigwe Nigeria Cofounder, Youths for Peace Building and Development in Africa
Rita Okotie Uwasan Nigeria Programs Director, Civil Centre for Peace, Justice and Development
Theresa Ezeoma Nigeria Program Officer/Project Coordinator, USAID-Integrated Health and Child Nutrition Projects
Uzodinma Adirieje Nigeria CEO, Main Representative to the United Nations, Afrihealth Optonet Association
Yeabu Josephine Tholley Sierra Leone Principal Statistician, Monitoring Evaluation and Training Department, Statistics Sierra Leone
Reem Abbas Sudan Journalist, Writer, Researcher
Benedicta Assagba Togo
Baale Samuel Uganda Co-Director and Technical Advisor, Add Value Africa Strategies
Immaculate Gwokyalya Uganda Advisor, Content Moderator, Concentrix Malaysia
Name Region Organization/Profession
Niaz Wali Ahmadzai Afghanistan MBA, Women’s Rights Activist
Farah Elyaskhil Afghanistan/Canada Lawyer
Malalai Popalza Afghanistan Women’s Rights Activist
Ghada Hammam Egypt Hammam Gender Equality Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
Saida Kouzzi Morocco/USA Founding Partner, Mobilizing for Rights Associates
Stephanie Willman Bordat Morocco/USA JD, Founding Partner, Mobilizing for Rights Association
Nabila Hamza Tunisia Sociologist, civil society activist, and writer, Tunisia
Najet Zammouri Tunisia Vice President, Tunisia Human Rights League
Olfa Mohamed Tunisia Tunisian Association of Democratic Women
Name Region Organization/Profession
Maleka Banu Bangladesh MBBS, Physician, General Secretary, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad
Puja Kapai Hong Kong LLB, LLM, PCL, Associate Professor of Law and Convenor, Women Studies Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
Amukta Sistla India MA, Research Associate, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore
Farzana Khan India PhD, Head of Programs, Operation PeaceMaker, My Choices Foundation
Keerty Nakray India PhD, Research Consultant
Mamatha Radhuveer Achanta India Founder, Tharuni
Meera Khanna India Trustee and President, Guild for Service
Purimetla Raghavi India Research Associate, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore
Leila Seiitbek Kyrgyz Republic/Austria Founder and Chairwoman, Freedom for Eurasia
Lily Thapa Nepal Member, Nepal National Human Rights Commission
Radha Paudel Nepal Founder/Secretariat, Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation
Sumeera Shrestha Nepal Deputy Country Director, Childaid Network Foundation
Upasana Rana Nepal Executive Director, Women for Human Rights
Simi Kamal Pakistan Founder and Chairperson of the Hisaar Foundation
Svetlana Dzardanova Turkmenistan/Kyrgyzstan Human Rights and Corruption Researcher, Freedom for Eurasia
Name Region Organization/Profession
Graciela de Oto Argentina Founder, Suma Veritas Foundation
Deborah Alaña Davis Argentina/Venezuela Women and Children’s Rights Activist
Pâmela Mussi Valdez Brazil Founder, Empowerment Self-Defense BRASIL
Maria Alejandra Ortiz Pinzón Colombia Professional, Dialogue Center of the Universidad del Rosario
Amanda Arroyo Cabezas Costa Rica Program Director, Nosotras Women Connecting
Marysela Zamora Costa Rica Founder/Executive Director, Nosotras Women Connecting
Luz Maria Castro Quezada Ecuador Researcher/Activist
Francisco Rivera Puerto Rico/USA Clinical Professor of Law and Founding Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Santa Clara University
Donn Marius-Pierre Saint Lucia Senior Researcher, Saint Lucia Ministry of Housing
Name Region Organization/Profession
Kabahenda Kiggundu Canada PhD, Researcher/Activist
Linda MacDonald Canada Cofounder, Persons Against Non-State Torture
Jeanne Sarson Canada Cofounder, Persons Against Non-State Torture
Amy Barrow Australia/USA Associate Professor, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University
Helen Rubenstein USA International Human Rights Attorney
Kimberly Weichel USA Author and Women’s Leadership Specialist

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I stand for a life free from all forms of violence for every woman and girl, everywhere.

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I hereby join the call for a global treaty in the form of a new Optional Protocol to CEDAW to eradicate violence against women and girls.

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