BFW has more than 85 subscribers currently. Our founding members are from different BRICS countries and diverse backgrounds.

Govind Kelkar

Govind Kelkar, PhD in Political Economy of China, is the Senior Adviser, Landesa/Rural Development Institute, New Delhi, India, and Regional Council Member of Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Dr. Kelkar is the International Research Coordinator of ENERGIA International, The Netherlands and Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. She is an Honorary Professor in Institute of Ethnology, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, Yunnan, China, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She has previously worked at UN Women and taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. She has worked extensively on gender relations in rural Asia, and has authored several books and contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals.
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Alice Amorim Vogas

Alice is an associate at GIP since March 2013 where she has participated in several projects involving institutional analysis, political strategy development, institutional building and partnerships development in topics

such as Climate Change, South-South Cooperation, Philanthropy and private social investment, Consumer rights, media, among others. Prior to joining GiP, Alice was in-house Lawyer of Icatu Holding S/A for five years. Alice also acted as CEO for SaúdeCriançaZonaSulfrom March 2013 to March 2014, overseeing the organizations’ fundraising, institutional development and management activities, stakeholders’ engagement and external communications. Alice holds a bachelor of Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, Master (MSc) in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences – LSE, and post-graduate in Social Responsibility and Third Sector by the Institute of Economics of the Federal University the Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ.
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Priti Darooka

Priti Darooka is the founder and executive director of theProgramme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), an international advocacy organisation based in India, Sri Lanka and in Netherlands.

At PWESCR, Priti works closely with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and various UN rapporteurs. She is a member of UNRISD Social Protection and Human Rights Advisory Group and a founding member of South Asian Feminist Alliance (SAFA) for ESCR. She founded the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors’ and is a member of its core group. She is also the feminist focal person for Asia for CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). She is a co- convenor of the National Forum for Action on Convergence (NFAC) in India, a resource platform that works with government for effective and inclusive models of governance. Priti was previously at the United Nation’s Development Funds for Women (UNIFEM) where she worked on violence against women and coordinated UNIFEM’s work in Afghanistan. Priti holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from RutgersUniversity, New Brunswick, United States.
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Rebecca Perkins

Rebecca Perkins is an activist, policy influencer, and feminist. Advocating for gender issues ininternational fora since 2014, she has has contributed to recommendations for G20, the WHO, andBRICS as well as participated in civil society

events at the UN, BRICS, and G20. Rebecca is based inSaint Petersburg, Russia, where she is engaged in improving the lives of women affected by socialissues. She has worked for social justice nonprofit organizations since 2014, conducting research ontopics related to women’s economic empowerment, violence against women in Russia, and analyzingthe social policies for projects.
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