AMINA DOHERTY: The Nigerian ARTivist

AMINA DOHERTY: The Nigerian ARTivist

Amina Doherty is a Nigerian/Antiguan feminist, artist and women’s rights advocate. As an African-Caribbean feminist and women’s rights advocate, her work is centered around raising awareness for social justice through movement-building, and innovative approaches to philanthropy and grantmaking. Amina’s work takes many forms: art exhibitions, community programs, cultural events, philanthropic advising, and grantmaking initiatives.

AMINA DOHERTY: EDUCATION & CAREER

Amina Doherty graduated from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Women’s Studies (Distinction). She holds a master’s degree in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics.

Amina Doherty began her career working as a researcher at the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda where she led research for the national report to CEDAW, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) and the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA).

Amina Doherty is a founding member and first Director of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, an organization that aims to strengthen the capacity of young feminist organizations around the world through small grants. Previously, Amina managed funding for women’s rights organizations at the Sigrid Rausing Trust, one of the largest private human rights funding organizations in Europe.

She has worked with a diverse range of clients including governments, international NGOs, community-led groups and individual philanthropists. From 2014 – 2019 Amina worked at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), an international feminist membership organization that serves to support, resource and strengthen women’s rights organizations and movements.

Since 2019, Doherty is the Program Director for the Women’s Voice and Leadership-Caribbean Project at The Equality Fund  a dynamic partnership between leading actors in feminist organizing, global philanthropy and impact investing.

Amina Doherty currently sits on the board of the Global Fund for Women, one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality. She has served in an advisory capacity to Mama Cash, the African Women’s Development Fund (2014-2016), the African Feminist Forum, Just Associates (JASS), Foundation for a Just Society (2014), Comic Relief (2014), The MATCH International Women’s Fund (2013), and the University of the West Indies (Caribbean Institute in Gender and Development).

Together with Jessica Horn, she is a co-creator for Our Space is Love, an online community platform.

By Oluwamayowa Akinyemi

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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