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Tanya Henderson

Tanya has over 25-years of experience in gender equality and women rights. She is an international human rights and gender lawyer specializing in women in politics, gender and conflict, and economic development.  In 2014, Tanya founded Mina’s List, an international NGO with the mission to realize women’s equal and substantive political representation globally. Prior to starting Mina’s List, Tanya was the Policy Director for Women’s Action for New Direction, (WAND), the U.S. National Director for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and has worked as a legal consultant, researcher and trainer on multiple projects in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Her work has been published in academic journals as well as print and social media outlets. She received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from the University of Massachusetts Boston, her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Suffolk University Law School and pursued her Master’s of Law (LL.M) in international law from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is also certified in mediation and conflict negotiation.

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