Demet Gümüş (she/her) is a Turkey-born human rights activist with an MA degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance earned from the University of Padova, Italy. She wrote her final dissertation on trans prisoners in Turkey and their access to justice through national, supranational, and international human rights mechanisms in the face of in-prison human rights violations. Among her areas of interest are gender equality, LGBTIQ+ human rights, and (eco)feminism.
Prior to her current position, she worked at ILGA World as conference support junior consultant for 10 months. Besides volunteering in several civil society organizations and civic-space platforms, she has taken leading and assisting roles in projects in multiple settings such as Turkey, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and soon in the United States of America.
She is fluent is Turkish, English, Italian, Spanish, and currently learning French and Brazilian Portuguese. She is passionate about rowing and sailing.