(c) Iketina Danso

Iketina Danso

Anti-discrimination, Equality & Intersectionality

Iketina Danso (she/her) brings the energy of a social entrepreneur to human rights. She has an MA in International Human Resources Development and Social Policy from the College of Europe; and an MSc in International Human Resources Management from Manchester Metropolitan Business School.

For over 20 years she has focussed on dismantling structural and institutionalised inequality through changing national policies, organisational processes, equality practices, and ultimately; individual mindsets. She started her career as a policy officer for the former Chair of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (then EUMC) and later worked for the UK body responsible for anti-racism, equalities and human rights (EHRC); before going on to join the Secretariat of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination Section in Geneva. Following a period as a start-up entrepreneur; she returned to international administration. This led to UN consultancies as an international expert on gender mainstreaming and the empowerment of women; learning and development; and workplace mental health projects.

A Black, British, intersectional feminist of West African descent; Iketina is an active community poet. As Chair of the association hint.wien; she works to support mental health in LGBTQIA+ communities through highly intersectional storytelling initiatives. She is also board member of the association ‘Schwarze Frauen Community.’

Iketina will join the programme as lecturer for the module Anti-discrimination and Equalities. In addition, she will advise on processes to safeguard the consistent integration of anti-discrimination and equality principles across the The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights programme.

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