Board & Advisory Work
International Planning Committee of the AWID Forum (2015 - 2016)
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist membership organization. For over 30 years we have been a part of the incredible ecosystem of women’s rights movements working to achieve gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights worldwide.
FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund (2008 - Ongoing)
Founding Executive Director/Advisor
FRIDA is a the only youth-led fund that is dedicated to strengthening the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally. The Fund’s Theory of change derives from the core belief that women’s movements are strengthened when young feminist activists and their organizations are provided with the resources and capacity they need to mobilize resources for their work.
The Global Fund for Women (2013 - Ongoing)
Global Fund for Women is one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality, standing up for the human rights of women and girls. We campaign for zero violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. We fund and partner with women-led groups who are courageously fighting for justice in their own communities.
Just Associates (JASS) (2012 - Ongoing)
As a global women-led human rights network of activists, popular educators and scholars in 31 countries, we work to ensure women leaders are more confident, better organized, louder and safer as they take on some of the most critical human rights issues of our time.
Match International Women’s Fund (2013 - Ongoing)
Advisor and Facilitator
The MATCH International Women’s Fund is the only fund of its kind in Canada.
We provide direct financial support to grassroots women’s rights organizations that are Holding Ground and Breaking Ground in the global South. We fund innovative women to dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions, and change the world for women and girls.
Mama Cash (2013 - Ongoing)
Mama Cash was the first international women’s fund in the world. Today, we fund and support women’s rights initiatives around the globe that challenge the root causes of injustice. Activists and donors join with Mama Cash to advance social change that starts with gender equality and respect for the human rights of everyone.
"Starting up a new organization from scratch always requires a lot of courage, persistence, optimism, creativity, imagination, vision and commitment. Starting up FRIDA the Young Feminist Fund was even a bigger challenge, taking in account its innovative model and its global ambitions. However, you made it happen Amina, with such grace and lightness!"
Ana Criquillion and Carla López, Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM and CAWF)
Comic Relief: Grant Reviewer
African Feminist Forum: Website Development Project Manager
African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF): Communications Consultant
Mama Cash: Project Management of "Bodies Unbound!"
MATCH International Women’s Fund: Grants Consultant and Board Strategic Planning
Foundation for a Just Society (FJS): Web Content Writer
"Amina guided our Fund through an extremely complex process as we moved through a significant transition. She has the social acumen to expertly bring people along in a process and ensure inclusion on every level. She is both strategic and creative - a combination that allows her to engage people in moving, thoughtful and energizing ways. She leads with her heart, wears her values for all to see and is deeply committed. There's no one quite like her."
JESS TOMLIN, Executive Director of MATCH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FUND
Amina is an absolute joy to work with. She is passionate about her projects and goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible result – inspiring and demanding the same of everybody involved. Amina is exceptionally skilful at managing projects involving a variety of stakeholders. She ensures that communication and negotiations are smooth; that each member of the project team is able to contribute effectively; and that all the different working parts come together harmoniously. Amina’s warm, compassionate nature is just the icing on the cake – I can’t wait to work with her again!
LULU KITOLOLO, LULUKITOLOLO.COM