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  NASSIMA AL-SADAH Nassima al-Sadah was born 13 August 1974. Nassima Al Sadah is a journalist and human rights activist who has dedicated her life to the defence of civil and political rights in Saudi Arabia, in particular the rights of women and the Shi’a Muslim minority in the kingdom. She had, inter alia, been campaigning for an end to the male guardianship system and the driving ban on women. She had also been publishing her opinions on various websites and on social media networks. In 2011 she was among the first to bring a lawsuit demanding that women be allowed to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections taking place later that year. She is a co-founding member of human rights organisation Al-Adalah Center for Human Rights, which like the Monitor was denied a permit to work. She was also involved in campaigns to end the ban on women driving, attended court sessions on behalf of countless victims, and has provided legal training in various aspects of human rights


  KASHA JACQUELINE NABAGESERA Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (born 12 April 1980), is an Ugandan LGBT activist and founder/Executive Director of Freedom and Roam Uganda, one of the main lesbian, bisexual and transgender women rights organization in the country. Having lived an open life as a lesbian, she has promoted changes to the repressive legislation and campaigned against LGBT+ social stigmatisation. She has been continuously fighting for the rights of the marginalized communities. Nabagesera attended several schools after being continually suspended and expelled due to her sexual orientation, as it was discovered that she wrote love letters to other girls. An accountant by profession, she has excelled in human rights advocacy and obtained a certificate in human rights law. After interning with a South African LGBT+ organisation, Nabagesera founded the NGO Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) in 2003. FARUG lobbies for policy change of discriminatory laws, registers human rights abu


  SONJA BISERKO   Sonja Biserko, is born on 14 February 1948 in Serbia. She is a prominent leader and reformist well- known for her courageous and extraordinary contribution for democratic changes in Serbia and the region of Southeastern Europe. Sonja Biserko holds a BA in Economics, School of Economics, University of Belgrade, 1970. From 1974 to 1991 she worked as a diplomat in the federal administration of the former Yugoslavia, and from 1974 to 1979 she served at the Yugoslav Embassy in London, and from 1984 to 1989 as the representative of the SFRY in UN organizations based in Geneva. In the Federal Secretariat for Foreign Affairs, she was in charge of European affairs. She ended her diplomatic career in 1991, resigning dissatisfied with the policy of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. During the disintegration of Yugoslavia and at the very beginning of the war in Croatia, she organized a meeting of opposing politicians and activists in Geneva. In 1994, she founded t