Maulline Gragau the Editor-in-Chief of the Writers’ Council. She is a creative, researcher, policy and legislative drafter, writer, and lawyer. She is a versatile professional with 5+ years of experience in the areas of law and forensic science. She is passionate about legal practice, renewable energy technologies, inclusive development through ICT, responsive leadership and environmental conservation. Her goal is to make these opportunities available to marginalized people especially indigenous communities, women, and youth. Maulline believes that Africans have the capability to find their own solutions to all the undeniable problems which confront them.
Esther Brito Ruiz
Esther Brito Ruiz is the Sub-Editor of the Writers’ Council. She is a Master’s Graduate in Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics. She was previously a Global Shaper within The World Economic Forum and currently serves as Chair and researcher within the Conflict, Security and Crime Student Research Committee at IAPSS and a Junior Research Fellow in the European Institute of Policy Research and Human Rights (EIPRHR).
Anna Tin Wai Ip
Anna is the Editorial Assistant of the Writers’ Council. She is a political science major at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has developed a passion for human rights issues and hopes to create a positive impact with her writing.
Dr. Keating is the Professional Development Associate for the Writers’ Council. Michelle is currently serving as Director of Career Services for South University- Savannah, and uses this platform to connect successful professionals with others that are eager to learn and develop their careers. And with that connection mindset, Michelle continues to develop her own learning and teach others through professional education and volunteering. She teaches Public Speaking for Point University, and volunteers with United Way of the Coastal Empire. Michelle recently graduated from Argosy University with a Doctorate of Education degree specializing in Organizational Leadership. As a life-long learner, she is eager to join IVolunteer and meet others that are committed to service and improving their communities
Benjamin White is a recent graduate of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies and has discovered a strong passion for dissecting current international affairs and political issues. Particularly interested in contemporary armed conflict and how to bring about the resolution of such conflicts, he believes that development is the answer to much of the world’s strife.
Sheila Achieng is a young Kenyan passionate about youth empowerment. She possesses extensive experience in the implementation of youth empowerment programs and leverages the power of stories to advance a new narrative for the African continent.
Violet Isek is a social development enthusiast passionate about the growth and development of teenagers and young people. She earned her BSc in Microbiology from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She is developing herself and gaining more knowledge in the social sector and has been working towards addressing social problems focused on youth development, education, and healthcare.
Latoyaa Roberts is a social entrepreneur, youth advocate and communications consultant. She lives in Trinidad and Tobago but loves to travel and explore the world. She has a master’s degree in Global Studies from the University of the West Indies and is currently reading for a master’s degree in Public Policy and Policy Analysis with a focus on human and democratic rights at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She loves working on development projects in the Global South and focuses primarily on women, youth and small-island states development.
Juan Manuel Nader is a last year Government and Public Affairs student taking academic minors in Political Science and in Law and State at the University of Los Andes in Colombia. He is strongly interested in international issues, diplomacy and discrimination; particularly gender-based inequality. He has participated in diverse conventions for youth advocacy such as the Youth Assembly at the United Nations and the YMGCP’s International Youth Virtual Conference. His goal is to contribute to the reduction of any form of discrimination around the world.
Anna Luthringer is a lifelong resident of Michigan, and graduated with her BA in Communications from Grand Valley State University. Her studies allowed her an avenue to explore academic writing relating to topics she is truly passionate about, including: women’s studies, youth outreach, advocacy for minorities, and music. She strongly believes in the importance of advocating and giving a voice to the voiceless through social media and blogging. Through many years of mentoring and leading youth in her community, she has learned that leading by example is one of life’s most important lessons. She hopes to continue strengthening her writing and to tell stories of not just the world’s issues, but also stories of kindness.
Gurjinder Khambay is a third year British-Indian student studying International Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has specialised in the Middle East. She has developed a strong passion for feminism, foreign affairs, and political issues. She is particularly interested in the racial and gender studies. She has interned at the Arab-West Report, a Dutch-Egyptian NGO, working towards bettering Arab-West understanding. In the future she hopes to work towards equality facilitated through storytelling.
Andrew Mayende is a journalist and educationist currently serving in the humanitarian sector. He is involved in empowering refugees to realize their academic dreams against all odds through provision of academic scholarships and capacity building training. Through serving those displaced as a result of civil strife, Andrew believes a whole new dispensation of academically empowered persons who are able to solve issues amicably shall be realized for the greater good of Africa and eventual political stability.
Adwitya Taneja is a graduate student of English literature at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She has a passion for writing on women’s issues and is an ardent supporter of gender equality. She is a strong advocate of children’s education and has worked as an educational volunteer at The Hope Charitable Trust, New Delhi. Having previously written on menstrual health hygiene, domestic violence and the Yemen crisis, she has a keen interest in social activism. In future, she intends to work for the protection and advocacy of gender equality and women’s rights.
Esther-Lauren is a science major at Maastricht University (Maastricht, Netherlands). She is passionate about nonprofit work and is particularly interested in youth activism and encouraging youth to be more knowledgeable about their own impact. For the past few years, Esther-Lauren has closely been working with youth driven international organizations to achieve that goal.
Senyo Kofi Agbleze
Senyo Kofi Agbleze is a Ghanaian development worker, social entrepreneur and environmentalist. He has 5 years working experience on projects focusing on women empowerment, environmental advocacy and renewable energies sponsored by international organizations such as the French Embassy in Ghana. He enjoys working in hard-to-reach rural communities owing to his belief that, the true change the world needs is one that empowers this marginalized group. Senyo also serves as a Board Member to Social Venture Africa, a Swedish registered NGO working in Ghana.
Lynet is a Development Studies graduate from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She is a Human right’s activist with a passion for women and youth empowerment especially in areas relating to their health and well being .She currently works under regional programs at SAFAIDS an organisation contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and human and social development in the SADC region. She is also a member of the Commonwealth Inter-Religious Youth Alliance. She is driven by the hope of an equal and just world for ALL people despite race, gender, religion or culture and hopes to bring this to life through writing.