Amina Doherty is a Nigerian/Antiguan feminist artivist. In her work, she finds the natural flow between creativity and activism. Amina is a curator and creative who strives to bring together people and ideas to create positive change. Through actively supporting transformational work from artists, dreamers, activists, and organizations that strengthen social change, Amina is focused on helping to build a more colorful, equal, and just world.
She is a founding member and coordinator of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, an organization that aims to strengthen the capacity of young feminist organizations around the world through small grants. Previously, Amina managed funding for women’s rights organizations at the Sigrid Rausing Trust, one of the largest private human rights funding organizations in Europe. She has worked with a diverse range of clients including governments, international NGOs, community-led groups, and individual philanthropists.
Currently, Amina works as a Program Coordinator at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), an international feminist membership organization that serves to support, resource, and strengthen women’s rights organizations and movements.
She serves as a Caribbean advisor to Mama Cash, the first international women’s fund in the world, and Match International, Canada’s first international women’s fund. She has also worked with the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), a feminist grantmaking foundation based in Ghana. She currently sits on the boards of Just Associates (JASS), a global organization working to strengthen the voice, visibility, and power of women.
Amina holds a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from McGill University (Distinction) and an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Amina has lived and worked in Nigeria, Canada, Jamaica, and the UK. She currently makes her home the small Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda.