WoMin Board of Trustees


Jackie Dugard

Jackie Dugard is Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand lecturing in Property Law. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), where she is currently Chairperson of the Board.

With a background in social sciences and law, Jackie is a human rights activist and scholar having published widely on the role of law and courts in affecting social change, as well as on socio-economic rights, access to courts, protest and social movements.

Jackie has recently co-edited the book, Symbols or Substance?: Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa and is part of the editorial committee of the South African Journal on Human Rights. She holds a BA (Hons) (Wits), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), LLM (Essex), LLB (Wits).


Tafadzwa Kuvheya

Tafadzwa Kuvheya is Project Coordinator at the International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa (IANRA) where she manages the Pan African Advocacy Project in Extractives. She was previously Programme Manager at the Centre for Natural Resource Governance in Zimbabwe.

Tafadzwa has vast experience in transparency, accountability and governance of natural resources concentrating on the extractives sector regionally and internationally. She has played key roles in coalition-building in extractives in Zimbabwe. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Psychology and Economics) and a master’s in Peace and Governance.


Flaida Macheze

Flaida Macheze works for the União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC) in Mozambique. She initially joined UNAC in 2006 as the Advocacy and Communication Officer before becoming Assistant to the Board in 2008.

In 2013 Flaida joined the Training, Monitoring and Evaluation department of UNAC, focusing her energy on gender issues, human rights and building on the capacity of UNAC’s staff and members. She holds a teaching degree from Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.


Cynthia Matanhire

Cynthia Matanhire is the Finance and Administration Officer for Women and Land Zimbabwe. She is engaged primarily in the preparation of financial reports, audits, payroll and general administration and has more than a decade of accounting experience. Much of her career has involved serving the accounting needs of small businesses and non-profit organisations.

Prior to joining Women and Land Zimbabwe, Cynthia was Finance and Administration Officer for the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, where she served the organisation for six years. Cynthia received her Diploma in Management of Information Systems from the Institute of Management of Information Systems (UK). She is currently working on finalising her professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators Zimbabwe (ICSAZ).


Beatrice Obbo

Betty Obbo is the Communications and Publications Officer at the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) in Uganda. NAPE works to promote good governance in natural resources and human rights.

Betty’s work focuses on increasing the visibility of the organisation locally and internationally through various communication channels and strategic communications to help raise awareness and promote the work of NAPE as an advocacy organisation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environment Management.


Emem J Okon

Emem J Okon is Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre, Nigeria. Her career as a women’s rights advocate and development practitioner dates back to 1997 when she joined the Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRHL) as a Programme Officer for Popular Education.

Emem became a member of Women in Nigeria (WIN) before joining Niger Delta Women for Justice (NDWJ) and is the National Coordinator of Women Initiative on Climate Change (WICC).

Emem holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Education.