Nandar Executive Director
Ma Nandar is a feminsit advocate from Shan State Myanmar. She is the founder and Executive Director at Purple Feminists Group. Her passion for justice and equity started early in life when she began to question the cultural norms in her community that were demeaning women’s and girls’ life. Later she translated and published, world-renown author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie essay books Why We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in (15) Suggestions into Burmese language. She co-organized and co-directed The Vagina Monologues in Myanmar for three consecutive years since early 2017. She was listed as one of the BBC100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020. When she is not working, you will find her writing, reading, doing yoga, playing Ukulele and watching comedies to rest and respite.
Ei Thinzar Phyo Project Manager
Phyo is a feminist and active youth from Delta Region, Myanmar. She loves communicating with people and she believes that “Change Starts Within”. She started as an intern at PFG back in the mid of 2019. Since then, she continues being a part of the team to keep creating impacts in the community with her work. She is currently working as a Project Manager at PFG. Outside of work, she spends most of her time traveling, hiking, and chasing after adventures and extreme sports.
Moe Thandar Aung Graphic Designer
Moe has been a graphic designer from Mandalay Region who joined PFG in early 2019. She loves playing and combining colors and shades to create designs and art. She believes that art is the loudest way to revolutions. When she is not creating, she will be learning, watching movies, taking self-portraits. She is a big fan of AC/DC and Martin Scorsese. Her biggest desire in life is to educate society on equality so that the next generations of womxn get to live with their human rights.
Myo Khant Volunteer
Myo Khant is a happy feminist and a wanderer whose ambition is to travel all around the world one day. He is originally from Naung Cho, Shan State who finished his studies in Nepal. He joined PFG early in 2018 as a volunteer and remains as one till today. Although he works at a company full-time, he devotes parts of his time to supporting PFG works. He believes that the world would be a better place only when we treat each other with respect and dignity. Cooking is his newly found passion. In his spare time, you will find him playing all kinds of sports including basketball, cycling, and football.
Aye Chan Myae Intern
Aye Chan Myae is a digital educational service provider who recently joined PFG as an intern to expand her understanding on feminism and to bring positive impacts in the community. She enjoys teaching digital skills to young people and meeting with new people. She spends her spare time hiking, cooking, and watching cartoons.
Khaing Wai Lwin Intern
Khaing Wai Lwin is a diligent and compassionate youth from the heart of Myanmar, Yangon. With the intention to explore how feminism in literature can be relatable to feminism in society, she decided to join the Purple Feminist Group as an intern to figure out the approach to creating a society without gender discrimination. As a person with enthusiasm for taking landscape photos, she loves to look at the world through the lens of the camera.
Maggi Quadrini Advisor
Maggi Quadrini is a human rights activist who works with community-based organizations along the Thai-Myanmar border. Her work focuses on issues affecting women, refugees, internally displaced people, and children. Maggi also writes about her work and observations in outlets such as The Diplomat, Southeast Asia Globe, New Naratif, and Tea Circle Oxford - where she offers a unique first-hand feminist perspective of human rights issues in the region. She started closely working with PFG as an advisor in early 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking, and reading. She’s always on the lookout for good cups of coffee and vegetarian food.
Laura Milne Advisor
Laura Milne is a feminist human rights lawyer and women's rights advocate based in Amman, Jordan. She is currently working with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative overseeing the implementation of national and regional trafficking in persons and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) projects. Prior to that, Laura spent over four years in Myanmar, first as Senior Legal Advisor to a USAID-funded civil society and media strengthening project and later with the International Development Law Organization, where she advised on the development and implementation of rule of law and SGBV programs. Laura qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009 before starting her career in human rights with Liberty, the UK’s largest civil liberties organization. In addition to her work with the Purple Feminists Group, Laura sits on the board of Justice Base, a UK-registered human rights organization operating in Myanmar. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Bagel, and cooking for friends.