Board

Barbara Klugman- South Africa (Chair)
Barbara Klugman (BA Honours-Development Studies; MA-Social Anthropology; PhD-Public Health on civil society advocacy for policy change) works freelance supporting donors, NGOs and community groups in strengthening their strategies and learning systems for promoting social change and undertaking strategic evaluations. In the last four years she has worked with groups such as the Global Greengrants Fund, the Arcus Foundation, the American Jewish World Service, the Global Fund for Community Foundations and WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing). She is also a visiting associate professor at the School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand, on the board of the Urgent Action Fund-Africa and on the advisory committee of Global Doctors for Choice – South Africa. She volunteers in efforts to sustain and hold government accountable for implementation of South Africa’s constitutional commitments.

 Ms Klugman is an activist, researcher and facilitator of social change with a longstanding specialism in sexual and reproductive rights. Throughout the 1990s she ran the Women’s Health Project at Wits University in South Africa which facilitated a national mobilisation process to build consensus on policy proposals for women’s health and for sexual and reproductive rights. These were taken forward into laws and policies by the post-apartheid government. She also represented the South African government at the key UN Conferences in Cairo and Beijing in 1994/5 and the subsequent 5 year reviews that shaped global discourse on sexual and reproductive rights, and she coordinated the drafting of South Africa’s Population Policy and the Department of Health’s gender policy. From 2003-2009 she ran the Ford Foundation’s international sexual health and rights portfolio from New York, strengthening the participation of organisations in the global south in regional and international policy advocacy, and building institutions and networks to strengthen sexuality research capacity. She has both published and developed training interventions and tools on advocacy, gender mainstreaming and monitoring, learning and evaluation. Ms Klugman lives in Johannesburg.


Brigid Inder- New Zealand (Executive Director)

Brigid Inder is the Executive Director of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. She has 25 years of experience working in the international justice, human rights and health fields as a strategic leader and advocate for women’s human rights, gender equality and justice.

In August 2012, Ms Inder was appointed as the Special Advisor on Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Ms Inder is an internationally recognised gender expert and has successfully advised governments on the integration of gender issues within United Nations global policy-making fora and negotiations including the Fourth World Conference on Women, Platform for Action and the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action.

She has led successful political and legal advocacy strategies for accountability for gender-based crimes before the International Criminal Court, domestic Courts and transitional justice mechanisms. Ms Inder has also monitored or been involved in formal peace processes, most notably the Juba Peace Talks between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Ms Inder has worked in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions particularly in New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Uganda.

Brigid Inder has authored and co-authored numerous gender justice and women’s rights publications including the annual Gender Report Card on the ICC (2005-2013, co-authored, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice). She has also authored several chapters and articles on this topic including most recently, Advocating for International Justice (International Feminist Journal of Politics, Special Edition,forthcoming); Partners for Gender Justice (de Brouwer, Ku, Romkens, van den Herik, Eds; Sexual Violence as an International Crime: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Chapter 14, pp. 315-336, January 2013) and The ICC, Child Soldiers and Gender Justice (The Parliament Magazine, November 2011).

In June 2014, Ms Inder was awarded an OBE for services to women’s rights and international justice. Ms Inder is also the recipient of the inaugural Bertha von Suttner Peace Prize, 2014.


Gabrielle McIntyre- Australia (Secretary)

Gabrielle McIntyre (Australian) is the Chef de Cabinet to the President of both the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and of the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), respectively. Ms. McIntyre has been the principal legal and policy advisor to four successive Presidents of the ICTY and has worked closely and collaboratively with the Judges of the ICTY and ICTR Appeals Chambers for over a decade. During her tenure as Chef de Cabinet, she has drafted or directly impacted the drafting of almost all major judgements and decisions of the ICTY and ICTR Appeals Chambers. Ms. McIntyre has also participated in numerous judicial trainings in The Hague, the former Yugoslavia, and Sierra Leone and has been instrumental in preparations for the launch of the Mechanism, the successor institution to the ICTY and ICTR.

A specialist in international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and human rights law, Ms. McIntyre has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and a Master’s Degree in International Law from the University of Cambridge, England.  She has previously served as an Associate in the Supreme Court of South Australia, an advisor in the South Australian Attorney-General’s Office, and teacher of the law of evidence at the University of Adelaide.


Friso Wiegman- The Netherlands (Treasurer)



Wanda Nowicka- Poland (Member)


The Board members do not receive any remuneration or compensation for their fulfillment of their function. The Board members only receive a reimbursement for their expenses. The remuneration of the Executive Director is set and approved by the Board.