Steering committees

Steering Committees

The five Steering Committees are a group of activists appointed or elected from every region of the world to support ILGA World’s work on bisexual, intersex, trans, women and youth issues. They were established in 2016 by the ILGA membership as a more representative way to continue the work of the ILGA Secretariats.

With seven persons from ILGA World member organisations in each committee, there is a now larger and more geographically diverse body working on the specific concerns of a population group, rather than relying on a single member organisation as was the case with the Secretariats.

The Steering Committees started to really take shape in 2019 when the first chairs of each steering committee were elected at the World Conference in Wellington and each ILGA World region appointed or elected its representatives.

As a result, our whole global family is better represented when ILGA World discusses bisexual, intersex, trans, women, and youth issues! Like with the Secretariats, the Chairs of Steering Committees also join the Executive Board, helping to make sure that our family speaks with one diverse but unified voice.

This is what queer democracy in action looks like!

last updated on: 13 November 2019
(opening photo by Ben Buckland)

Meet the representatives of ILGA World's Steering Committees 

 

 

Bisexual Committee

 

Rāwā Karetai

Chair - Bisexual Steering Committee

Brice Tchuenguia

Bisexual Steering Committee representative - Africa

Candy Yun

Bisexual Steering Committee representative - Asia

Hilde Vossen

Bisexual Steering Committee representative - Europe and Central Asia

Frank Evelio Arteaga

Bisexual Steering Committee representative - LAC

Ian Lawrence-Tourinho

Bisexual Steering Committee representative - North America

Misty Farquhar

Bisexual Steering Committee representative - Oceania

Intersex Committee

Tony Briffa

Chair - Intersex Steering Committee

Lawrence Shone Edem Adjei

Intersex Steering Committee representative - Africa

Hiker Chiu

Intersex Steering Committee representative - Asia

Dan Christian Ghattas

Intersex Steering Committee representative - Europe and Central Asia

Natasha Jiménez Mata

Intersex Steering Committee representative - LAC

Morgan Holmes

Intersex Steering Committee representative - North America

Mani Bruce Mitchell

Intersex Steering Committee representative - Oceania

Trans Committee

Jabulani (Jabu) Pereira

Chair - Trans Steering Committee

Barbra Wangare Muruga

Trans Steering Committee representative - Africa

Mani AQ

Trans Steering Committee representative - Asia

Olena Semenova

Trans Steering Committee representative - Europe and Central Asia

Franco Fuica

Trans Steering Committee representative - LAC

Trans Comittee - North America

Trans Steering Committee representative - North America

Phylesha Brown-Acton

Trans Steering Committee representative - Oceania

Women's Committee

Cristina González Hurtado

Chair - Women's Steering Committee

Sandra Kwikiriza

Women’s Steering Committee representative - Africa

Ngo Le Phuong Linh

Women’s Steering Committee representative - Asia

Olena Shevchenko

Women’s Steering Committee representative - Europe and Central Asia

Ana Francis Mor

Women’s Steering Committee representative - LAC

Tina Garnett

Women’s Steering Committee representative - North America

Bess Hepworth

Women’s Steering Committee representative - Oceania

Youth Committee

Martin Karadzhov

Chair - Youth Steering Committee

Sheba Akpokli

Youth Steering Committee representative - Africa

Gopi Shankar Madurai

Youth Steering Committee representative - Asia

Anbid Zaman

Youth Steering Committee representative - Europe and Central Asia

Florencia Paltrinieri

Youth Steering Committee representative - LAC

Em Wills

Youth Steering Committee representative - North America

Amasai Jeke

Youth Steering Committee representative - Oceania