European Network of Migrant Women

Staff & Volunteers

Anna Zobnina

Strategy & Executive Director

Born in St.Petersburg, Russia, Anna has over 15 years of experience in the area of feminist analysis of male violence & discrimination against women and girls, sexual and reproductive exploitation, EU and international human rights policy work, research, training and advocacy, women’s empowerment, with a specific focus on migrant and refugee women.

Contact: Anna [at]

Adriana S.Thiago

Communications & Membership Lead

Adriana is a Portuguese-Brazilian feminist with a degree in International Relations. She has over 8 years of experience working with migrant and refugee women and girls in the field of access to legal status and access to rights and and education in reception and transit centres, in Europe and South America.In the ENoMW, Adriana leads both internal and external communications and supports the Network’s work in its activities with members as well as members in their respective countries.

Contact: Adriana [at]

Alyssa Ahrabare

Legal & Advocacy Lead

Alyssa is a French feminist activist of Moroccan-Algerian origin. With MA in International Law and Fundamental Liberties,  she has over 7 years of experience working with advocacy NGOs and networks  at national and EU level. Through her work in the Network, and as vice-president of the French coordination for the European Women’s Lobby, and co-president of the French organization Osez le féminisme!, Alyssa has worked on the conception and implementation of several advocacy strategies, contributed to various publications and reports, participated in consultations and provided training to CSOs, professionals, asylum seekers and youth groups on access to rights and justice, asylum rights, children rights and male violence against women and girls.

Contact: Alyssa [at]

Frohar Poya

Research & Outreach Lead

Afghan by origin, Frohar is an experienced migration researcher and oral historian. With MA in  Cross-Cultural Psychology and Community Oral History, she has led refugee research projects in the UK, and worked for multiple European projects including as Migrant and Refugee Communities Oral History Trainer.  She also has worked with women victims of domestic violence and developed trainings on women’a rights for NGOs in Afghanistan.

Contact: Frohar [at]

Ifrah Hassan

Project Facilitator

Ifrah is a Pakistani human rights and political conflict expert, currently based in Berlin, Germany. With an educational background in Public Policy, she has worked in Monitoring and Evaluation and Advocacy for organizations in Pakistan, Hungary and Germany for criminal justice reforms, transparency and accountability, rights and protections for refugees and migrant workers as well as combating violence against women and girls.

Contact: Ifrah [at]

Lue Yang


Lue Yang, was born in Yanji, China, and is living in Berlin, Germany. She has a MA degree in Culture and Religion. Her interests are women’s rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, and also feminicidal violence. 

Contact: Lue [at]

Lucia Anna Demény


Lucia is Hungarian Human Rights Advocate and Communications Expert. She works as a Senior Communications Specialist and has expertise in intercultural and non-violent communication, value driven digital marketing and social journalism. Her main areas of interest are refugee women’s and indigenous rights and she has collaborated with several international NGOs focusing on migrant and minority rights. She is currently developing her project for refugee women, which is based on the women circle structure

Contact: Lucia [at]

Ngoc Diep Nguyen


Diep was born in Vietnam and has been living in Germany for the majority of her life. She is a university graduate in Sociology and her passions lie in research, migration as well as women’s and girls’ rights.

Contact: Diep [at]

Past Team Members

Thank you for your collaboration !

  Hajar Salimi | Rosa Gonzalez | Malak Bouhlal | Alena Oleinik | Sinem Yilmaz | Wilma Middendorf | Margherita Fabbrini | Sodfa Daaji | Juliana Jimenez Ledesma | Asha Allen | Alexandra Kusnierkiewicz | Maha Elkheir | Nicoleta Ursescu | Augusta Nannerini | Pamela Palma Zapata | Ioanna Tselika | Maria Bondarenko

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