The Executive Board

The Executive Board is the elected leadership of the IGLYO network. The Board of IGLYO is mandated for two years by the General Assembly. Board Members are aged between 18 -30 years on election, and work with the Secretariat to steer the organisation.

Anna Robinson
Co-Chair (2018 – 2019)

Anna is a policy advisor for MEP Soraya Post (Swedish Feminist Initiative, an intersectional, feminist and antiracist political party) on the Foreign Affairs (AFET) Committee, Human rights (DROI) Subcommittee, as well as gender and minority issues.

Previously, she worked for the European Roma Rights Centre, a Roma-led international public interest law organisation working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education.

Cátia Figueiredo
Co-Chair (2017 – 2018)

Cátia is a Marine Biologist dedicated to the study of the effects of climate change from Lisbon, Portugal and she has been an LGBTQI activist for over 10 years. As the coordinator of the Education Project, she was responsible for making and keeping contact with schools nationwide and coordinating the team of 50 speakers, leading them to the debates that best fitted their profiles.

Cátia’s involvement in IGLYO started as a participant of the 2012’s AMC in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Working on platforms that allow members to share with each their know how is her interest. She hopes to meet and network with people from a diverse range of countries and situations, ear from different perspectives and to continue fighting for equality around the world through this platform for international activism.

Julia Kata 
Board Member (2017 – 2018)

Julia started her work for the trans community in Poland at Fundacja Trans-Fuzja as a volunteer 5 years ago. Since then she has filled several roles such as Counselling Group Coordinator and Psychologist and is now Vice-President and Advocacy Officer.

Julia first got involved with IGLYO in 2015 as a participant to the Study Session on Homelessness. She would like to focus her work in the Board on developing trainings and creating possibilities of personal development for LGBTQI young people, as well as work on the topics of mental health and hate speech. She believes that together we can create a safer and more inclusive world for all people.

Julia holds an MA degree in Psychology from the University of Finance and Management, Warsaw.

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Hakan Özkan 
Board Member (2017 – 2018)

Hakan’s experience in LGBTQI activism began with his involvement in Kaos GL in Turkey, where he has been working as Finance Coordinator and Fundraiser for 2 years. He also coordinated projects related to capacity building, communication and advocacy.

Hakan’s involvement in IGLYO started as a participant at our study sessions about lower economic status and homelessness at 2015. He has worked in a variety of Projects on finances and hopes to use these skills to contribute into the work of IGLYO.

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Jorge Maria Londoño
Board Member (2018 – 2019)

Jorge María Londoños queer activism started 10 years ago in Sweden. Since a couple of years back they have been engaged in the Swedish LGBTQ youth NGO RFSL Ungdom. Their engagement in IGLYO started at the Annual Members’ Conference in Zagreb 2017. In IGLYO they are involved in delivering trainings, the Activist Academy Asia-project and introducing antiracism to the LGBTQI-movement.

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Evan Grm
Board Member (2018 – 2019)

Evan has been involved in LGBTQ and feminist activism in Slovenia for a number of years, eventually co-founding the first trans-specific NGO TransAkcija in 2015, where they work as a programme coordinator and volunteer coordinator. Their work includes giving trainings and writing expert publications such as trans 101, legal gender recognition in Slovenia and media guide for reporting on trans issues.

Evan first got involved with IGLYO as a participant at a training on norm criticism that was held in 2015 in Stockholm. So far they have been engaged as a co-facilitator of trans youth network meeting and trans consultation at AMC 2018, and by trying to make IGLYO more actively engaged with trans, nonbinary, bisexual, asexual, and (dis)ability issues.

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Mari Kurtanidze
Board Member (2018 – 2019)

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