Executive director | Belgium
Laura is the Executive Director at WeMove SCE mbH and WeMove Europe gGmbH. She is an activist and feminist who has been focused over the last couple of decades on working with civil society on issues of poverty and inequality. She specialises in campaigning and rethinking organisational strategies to effect much needed systemic change globally. For 10 years she worked with ActionAid International, in her last role, as the Regional Director for Europe and the Americas. Over that time she also served as the Vice President to Concord, the main Confederation of Development Organisations in Europe. Laura firmly believes that our systems were man-made and that they can be woman and man re-made. Beyond the professional setting, she co-runs a group called Systemic Change Brussels aimed at connecting activists working at local and European / international levels in the city. She is a serious fan of all things musical.
Head of distributed campaigns | Spain
Virginia is based in Madrid and travels across the different regions of the Spanish state to ensure the various priorities and sensitivities are factored into our campaigns. She is a campaigner at her peak performance when weaving trans-European and intercontinental networks, particularly those working in the intersection of gender, economic and environmental justice. A feminist advocate for more than a decade, Virginia has worked on decriminalisation of abortion, women’s participation in macroeconomic policy-making and trade justice. When not doing politics she plays baglama and dances forró.
Senior campaigner | Poland
Aleksandra is our new Polish Senior Campaigner, based in Warsaw. She believes that empowering people and making rights-holders’ voice heard can create real change in the world around us. Aleksandra is working on campaigns for human rights and democracy. She is responsible as well for managing YouMove platform which allows organizations and individuals to create their own campaigns. Previously, she was working many years for Amnesty International coordinating campaigns on human rights situation in Eastern Europe and former USSR countries and building her expertise on civil and political rights. In her free time, she collects vinyl records and goes to live music festivals.