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The board of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. From left: Viola Furubjelke, Lars Jalmert, Eliza Kücükaslan (retired), Banafshe Hejazi, Birgit Hansson, Jesper Hansén, Devrim Mavi, Marie Sundberg. Left corner: Maria Appelblom. Not present: Karin Karlsbro and Kajsa Wejryd. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Karin Råghall.
The board of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. From left: Viola Furubjelke, Lars Jalmert, Eliza Kücükaslan (retired), Banafshe Hejazi, Birgit Hansson, Jesper Hansén, Devrim Mavi, Marie Sundberg. Left corner: Maria Appelblom. Not present: Karin Karlsbro and Kajsa Wejryd. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Karin Råghall.

Board

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation was founded by the Swedish section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (IKFF). The board is appointed by the IKFF (six regular members) and the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Association (one regular member) every fourth year.

The board bases its work on the Rules of Procedure together with an annual work programme that is evaluated every year. The aim of the Rules of Procedure is to specify routines for the board’s work, to determine the division of tasks and areas of responsibility between board members, and to clarify the dividing line between the responsibilities of the board and the secretariat. The Rules of Procedure stipulate the organisation’s long-term strategies, such as guidelines and evaluations, and determine management and control systems, and systems for fund management and administration.

The Secretary General runs the operations of Kvinna till Kvinna under instruction of the board.

See below the board members and their contact details:

Chairman
Birgit Hansson
birgithansson2008(at)live.se
Registered psychologist. Has been Chairman of the Swedish Psychological Association and Rector of the Swedish National Police Academy. Has an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University

Vice Chairman
Viola Furubjelke
viola.furubjelke(at)home.se
Former Member of the Swedish Parliament (Social Democrats), Ambassador in Syria/Lebanon and Secretary General for the Olof Palme International Center. Previously served as Chairman of the Swedish UN Association.

Regular Members
Maria Appelblom
maria.appelblom(at)telia.com
Candidate of Law (jur.kand.) and Masters in Human Rights. Has held a number of managerial positions on a strategic level within the Swedish Police. Chairman of Stockholm’s UN Association.

Jesper Hansén
jesper.hansen(at)rb.se
Deputy Humanitarian Director at Save the Children Sweden. Has previously worked as Organisational Developer at Forum Syd in Phnom Penh. Degree in International Law.

Lars Jalmert
lars.jalmert(at)edu.su.se
Emeritus Professor in Education at Stockholm University. Has had numerous investigative assignments including eight government investigations, including the National Council for Women’s Peace.

Devrim Mavi
devrim.mavi(at)hotellrevyn.se
Editor in chief, journalist and debater. Has been active within gender equality and anti-racism issues for more than 30 years. Was spokesperson for the political party Feministiskt initiativ 2005-2006.

Marie Sundberg
marie.g.sundberg(at)telia.com
Former journalist at Swedish paper Dagens industri, which has the financial and industrial sector as main focus – now a free-lancing writer. Has been working as correspondent for nine years, covering the economical and political development in the EU and the Nordic countries.

Deputy Members

Banafshe Hejazi
banafem(at)yahoo.com
Human Rights Strategist, Executive Office, City of Stockholm. Has a bachelor’s degree in gender theory and a master in international security and has for the last 15 years worked professionally, as well as on a voluntary basis, with education, communication, mobilization and intersectoral cooperation in Europe and (post) conflict countries.

Karin Karlsbro
karlsbro(at)hotmail.com 

Kajsa Wejrud
kajsa.wejrud(at)telia.com
Head of municipal upper secondary education and adult education in Uppsala. Has for many years been active in issues with a women focus within the Church of Sweden, like gender equality and in international work. President of Women in the Church of Sweden 1995-2003.

Updated in: 2017-02-22