Amina Doherty joined the JASS Board of Directors in 2013. She brings great energy and experience to the JASS team. Amina is a Nigerian feminist ARTivist whose work focuses on feminist philanthropy and creative arts for advocacy. She actively supports several community-led media platforms across Africa and the Caribbean and brings to her activism a passion for music, art, travel, photography, fashion and poetry. She has facilitated several learning initiatives on women’s rights, youth development, resource mobilization and economic justice. Prior to her role as founding member and general coordinator of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Amina worked in the women’s rights grant-making program at the Sigrid Rausing Trust in London and has also worked as a researcher and youth organizer at the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua. She holds a BA with honors in Political Science & Women’s Studies from McGill University and an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Amina is a member of several youth-led platforms including: CatchAFyah: The Caribbean Feminist Network, and has written for platforms such as The Feminist Wire, Interrupt Magazine and currently hosts an interactive ‘Vlog’ (Video Blog) series: ‘Young Women Speak Out’ on the Sylvia Global Media Network.
In 2012, Amina was recognized by singer Annie Lennox as a women’s rights champion for change. Amina has lived and studied in Nigeria, Antigua, Canada and the UK. She currently lives in Kingston, Jamaica.