European Network of Migrant Women

Board

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Dr. Noura Raad - Co-President

Born in Lebanon, Noura is a lawyer in France and holds a PHD on the Status of Women in Comparative Criminal Law. President of Aix-en-Provence section of Forum Femmes Méditerranée, she is a militant feminist engaged in the legal advocacy for the women victims of violence. In ENOMW she works on migrant women’s rights access to justice.  She’s the convener of ENoMW’s Membership group. noura[at]migrantwomennetwork.org

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Chiara Parolin - Co-President

Chiara Parolin is an Italian lawyer specialised in immigration law, in particular the cases of refugee women, family unification, domestic violence and trafficking. She is the president of Aura Women Association. Chiara’s main interests are: reading, knitting and dogs. In the Network she’s the convener of ENoMW’s Legal group. chiara[at]migrantwomennetwork.org

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Jules Buckley - Treasurer

Born in Zimbabwe and working as a Marketing Executive in Ireland. She holds a Diploma in Marketing and Public Relations. She sat on the board of AkiDwa, a national network of migrant women living in Ireland as Treasurer for 6 years. In ENOMW she started off as a representative of AkiDwa before she took on the role of Treasurer.

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Spogmy Jabarkhil - Board Member

Spogmy, born in Afghanistan, is the founder and director of Afghan Women Organisation, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. With a diploma in Pedagogical Education, she is currently a Law Student at the Jusutdanning Law school . Spogmay’s main interests are women’s rights, girls access to education and integration of refugee women in the European communities.

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Jennifer Okeke - Board Member

Jennifer is a community activist, former chairperson of a migrant women’s organisation based in Ireland and is currently the Anti-Trafficking Officer with Immigrant Council of Ireland. She has extensive experience on issues of gender, human rights and migration and proven history of supporting local migrant communities in the promotion of integration. Jennifer is currently a PhD candidate with Dublin City University exploring the experience of migrant women trafficked into/through Ireland for sexual exploitation. 

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Marizza Herrera - Board Member

Born in Guatemala and living in Spain as a migrant woman, she holds a Degree in Communication and Masters in International Affairs and Public Policy. She has specialised in qualitative research and has been a consultant for public and international organizations about governance and gender issues related with Latin America. In ENoMW, she started off as a Board Member as the Head of Advocacy & Research in Por ti Mujer in Valencia, Spain, where she works to advocate for the full exercise of the human rights of migrant women as key actors in social transformation.

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Mania Alkhatib - Board Member

Born in Syria in 1973 and residing in Finland since 2001, she has been the Vice President and Board Member of MONIKA, a multicultural women’s association in Finland, since 2013. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Finnish Syrian Friendship Association, which is a member organisation of MONIKA. Having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Damascus University in 1998, she has amassed over 20 years of experience in the integration field. In 2021, she achieved a Bachelor’s in Interpreting from Helsinki University of Applied Sciences, specializing in Finnish-Arabic language interpretation.

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Eglė Puidokaitė - Board Member

She is a Lithuanian Women’s Rights Activist living in France. She began her feminist activity in Lithuania, focusing on education and raising awareness about issues such as the sexual exploitation of women and girls and violence against women. Today, she is dedicated to increasing awareness about mothers affected by court crimes, institutional violence, and particularly the Hague Convention. Within ENoMW, she represents Klaipeda Social and Psychological Support Center (KSPSC), where she serves as an Advocacy and Communication Specialist.

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