Sunila Abeysekera (M.A.) (1952-2013) was an activist and scholar who worked on women's rights and human rights issues in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region for over 30 years.
Ana Agostino (M.A.) is Ombudswoman of Montevideo, Uruguay. Formerly Coordinator of the International Gender Task Force G-CAP, a network of women's rights activists working to end poverty.
Peggy Antrobus (Ph.D.) is a founding member and former General Coordinator of DAWN, the Third World feminist network. Formerly Head of Women and Development, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Keshet Bachan (M.A.) is an international consultant on girls' rights and empowerment, and ICT4D.
Rawwida Baksh (Ph.D.) is an activist, researcher, writer and policy adviser on women's rights and gender equality. She has worked at the University of the West Indies, Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), Commonwealth Secretariat, and International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Linda E. Carty (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of African American Studies, Syracuse University, New York, USA.
Lanyan Chen (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Social Welfare and Social Development, Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada. Formerly Gender Advisor, UNIFEM (now UN Women), North East Asia.
Amrita Chhachhi (Ph.D.) is Senior Lecturer in Women, Gender and Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague, The Netherlands.
M. Shanthi Dairiam (M.A.) is Founder and Chair, International Women's Rights Action Watch -Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP). Formerly CEDAW Committee member.
Manisha Desai (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, University of Connecticut, USA.
Linda Etchart (M.A.) is Associate Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
Alexandra Garita (M.A.) is Executive Coordinator, Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), a global network of Southern activists; and President of Equis: Justice for Women (Mexico).
Rebecca J. Hall is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, York University, Canada.
Wendy Harcourt (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, former Editor of Development, and Director of Programmes of the Society of International Development in Rome, Italy.
Sarah Hendricks is Global Gender Advisor, Plan International, Woking, UK.
Seema Kazi (Ph.D.) is a Fellow, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India. Maryam Khalid (Ph.D.) teaches politics and law at Macquarie University, Australia. She recently completed her Ph.D. on gender, orientalism and war at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Zohra Khan (M.A.) is Policy Advisor on Governance and National Planning, UN Women, New York, USA.
Jennifer F. Klot is Consulting Senior Advisor, Social Science Research Council, New York. Formerly Chief of Governance, Peace and Security, UNIFEM (now UN Women); and Policy Advisor on Peace and Security, UNICEF, New York, USA.
Sumi Krishna is an independent feminist scholar and writer based in Bangalore, India. Formerly President of the Indian Association of Women's Studies.
Priya A. Kurian (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Marjorie Mbilinyi (Ph.D.) is Principal Policy Analyst on Activism, Research and Advocacy, Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP Mtandao), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Valentine M. Moghadam (Ph.D.) is Director of International Affairs and Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, Boston, USA.
Chandra T. Mohanty (Ph.D.) is Distinguished Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Dean's Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University, New York, USA.
Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay (Ph.D.) is Leader of the Gender team, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Anuradha Mundkur (Ph.D.) is Associate Director, Gender Consortium, Flinders University, Australia.
Debashish Munshi (Ph.D.) is Professor of Management Communication, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Padini Nirmal is a Ph.D. candidate in International Development and Social Change, Clark University, USA.
Helen O'Connell (M.A., OBE) is an independent researcher, writer and adviser on gender equity issues. Formerly Head of Policy, One World Action, a UK NGO.
Rosalind P. Petchesky (Ph.D.) is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Political Science, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA.
Shahrashoub Razavi (Ph.D.) is Chief of Research and Data, UN Women, New York, USA.
Diane Rocheleau (Ph.D) is Professor of Geography, Clark University, USA.
Joanne Sandler (M.A.) is an international consultant on gender equality and organizational development, and Senior Associate of Gender at Work. Formerly Deputy Executive Director, UNIFEM (now UN Women), New York, USA.
Jose F. Serrano-Amaya is a Ph.D. candidate, University of Sydney, Australia.
Mariz Tadros (Ph.D.) is a Fellow on Governance, Institute of Development Studies,University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Viviene Taylor (Ph.D.) is Professor and Head of Social Development, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Irene Tinker (Ph.D.) is Professor Emerita, Departments of City & Regional Planning and Women's Studies, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
Thanh-Dam Truong (Ph.D.) is former Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Anita Vandenbeld (M.A.) is an international consultant on inclusive political participation.
Formerly Project Manager, iKNOWPolitics, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, USA.
Virginia Vargas (M.A.) is Founder of Flora Tristán, the Center for Peruvian Women, and actively involved in Articulación Feminista Marcosur.
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Sociology, American University, Washington, DC, USA.
Sherrill Whittington (M.A., M.Litt., M.Ed.) is an international consultant on social inclusion, governance and peacebuilding, based in Australia.
Mariama Williams (Ph.D.) is Senior Programme Officer on Global Governance for Development, South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
Gillian Youngs (Ph.D.) is Professor of Digital Economy, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton, UK.