NANSHE is a global south women-led organisation powered by a diverse team of development sector survivors and experts.
Nabila has 15 years of resource mobilisation and management background as well as coordination of multi-stakeholder projects and program expansion with varied range of stakeholders at national, regional and global levels.
Her firm understanding of navigating through intricate and complex partnership architectures contribute to her average fundraising and grant management portfolio between 10 and 300 million USD for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), urban disaster preparedness, and humanitarian action.
In 2020, she revealed to donor organisations and the media her personal experience of sexual harassment while employed at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as a public act to call for accountability in the larger aid and development sector. Nabila is primarily responsible for NANSHE’s strategic financing and corporate development.
Priyanka Chirimar is a human rights lawyer with 17 years of experience in domestic and international courts on a wide range of legal matters. Priyanka served at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and resigned after ten years as Legal Officer and Investigator at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.
She was the 2017 Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence at the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising and the International Human Rights Program at the Harvard Law School. During her time with the UN courts and tribunals, Priyanka was elected to the Staff Unions where she assisted personnel with administrative legal matters on a wide range of employment matters.
This expertise culminated in her initiative ‘Action Against Prohibited Conduct’, a global online legal service on sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other forms of misconduct for people working in international and intergovernmental organizations. Priyanka is primarily responsible for the legal responses and policy reform engagement for NANSHE.
Lead - Partnerships & Training
With experience in the nonprofit, human rights, development and humanitarian sectors, Monica has supported survivors of violence since 2005. She has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins du Monde, Amnesty International, and local grassroots organizations. She is a mental health and psychosocial specialist who has developed programs, guidelines, and trainings on caring for survivors of human trafficking, torture, gender-based violence, forced disappearances, and armed conflict.
During her career, Monica has been sexually harassed, bullied, and faced retaliation, and consequently become an advocate for fellow aid workers facing violence. She is an organizer with Decolonise MSF, a grassroots network of current and former MSF staff, unaffiliated with MSF and united to eliminate all forms of discrimination at the organization. Decolonise MSF aims to empower staff, creating independent platforms for honest exchange, including challenging leadership where required. Monica also believes in the power of art to promote social change. She is an artist and has written and produced plays that cultivate community storytelling and understanding in the face of adversity.
Monica is primarily responsible for networking and training for NANSHE.
Lead - People, Culture & Gender
With an HR and people management career spanning 19 years in the United Nations, Nadine has extensive experience as a strategic leader. She was part of several United Nations Secretariat peacekeeping start-up mission teams and has served in many conflict zones leading the human resources management components in Syria, Mali, Iraq as well as working with other UN organizations in Geneva, Cairo, Cyprus, Beirut and Amman.
Nadine has experience in leading strategic and operational people and culture functions and multidisciplinary teams, spanning all functions of human resources management. She has extensive experience in leading large organisational development and change management initiatives.Nadine has attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and is a strong advocate for breaking down gender barriers in international organizations. Through her work with the United Nations Secretariat’s Headquarters, peacekeeping operations and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, she led a large number of diverse results-oriented teams of professionals. She constantly sought to advocate for accountability, fairness and transparency by directly addressing irregularities and wrongdoing but was consistently subjected to harassment, abuse, intimidation and retaliation
Lead - Community Engagement
Shannon has nearly 20 years of experience working in the humanitarian and development sectors, including 10 years at the Division for International Protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). While reporting on human rights violations, Shannon was violently assaulted and suffocated by a group of hooded, masked men.Within one month of her assault, she began advocating for change within the UN system. Her efforts led to development of UNHCR's support and advocacy group, iSurvived, targeting survivors of traumatic incidents, including sexual violence, as well as UNHCR's 2015 Critical Incident SOPs, the UN's PEP Accountability Framework, and UNHCR/Headington Institute's step-by-step guidance for assisting and supporting survivors of sexual violence. As a result of her work at UNHCR and in the sector, Shannon served as a year-long Commissioner on the High-level Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change at Oxfam and has contributed to numerous publications and media reports on the subject of sexual violence in the humanitarian and development sectors.