The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation's leadership

Kvinna till Kvinna's strategic course is set by the Board. Our Secretary-General, Petra Tötterman Andorff, leads the organisation’s daily operations.

Kvinna till Kvinna’s Board is elected every fourth year by WILPF Sweden (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) and the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Association.

The Board meets seven times a year. It is chaired by Devrim Mavi.

Kvinna till Kvinna's Board, Carina Andersson, Johanna Mannergren and Lisen Bergquist are not in the photo. Photo: The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation/Maja Frendin
Kvinna till Kvinna's Board, Carina Andersson, Johanna Mannergren and Lisen Bergquist are not in the photo. Photo: The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation/Maja Frendin

Chairperson of the board

Devrim Mavi
Office Manager at the Swedish Disability Rights Federation.
Former editor-in-chief and op-ed writer. Has been involved in the feminist and anti-racism movement for more than 15 years. Board member since 2014.

Deputy chairperson

Malin Almroth
Coordinator at Victim Support Sweden
Former trainer at the Expo foundation. Studied Political Science and Human Rights.


Carina Andersson
Head of Unit Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Europe at Swedish Red Cross

Significant experience of development cooperation, including through We Effect.

Board members

Tove Ahlström
Sustainability expert, lecturer, and board professional.
Extensive experience from how the environmental movement pursues issues to create influence. I would like to share that knowledge in the feminist movement and broadening the organization’s strategic work with the UN’s Global Sustainability Goals.

Lisen Bergquist
Operations manager for the World Anti-Bullying Forum at the Friends foundation.
Formerly worked at the Albright Stonebridge Group and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Johanna Mannergren
Senior Lecturer at Södertörn University.
Former journalist, peace observer (South Africa) and election observer (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Tsehainesh Tekleab
Environmental strategist at the Public Employment Service.
Former employment coordinator, Red Cross volunteer and board member of Save the Children’s local association.

Deputy board members

David Miller
Officer at Save the Children with responsibility for Syria and Palestine
Many years of experience in humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
Worked with children’s rights issues including girls’ rights and with humanitarian aid and development issues, in several crisis contexts. Women’s organizations play a crucial role in sustainable peace in societies and countries around the world.

Seinab Hilowle                                      
Sexual policy expert at RFSU (sexual and reproductive health and rights)
Worked in civil society with issues related to democratic inclusion, equality, public education, commitment, and peace. Former case manager for asylum and Dublin examination at the Swedish Migration Agency. Non-profit experience of working with women’s politics from IKFF and StreetGäris. My experiences is in equality issues and broadening power.

Anna Vigdis Gustavsson
Working at the Swedish Red Cross with volunteer and association development
I develope and implement strategies and methods in everyday life and in crisis.
I have also worked with practical peace policy work through the method of nonviolence. I am proud to contribute with my experience and competence in board work.

Get in contact?
Email Board coordinator Ewa Sangert 

Photo: Liza Simonsson

Kvinna till Kvinna's Secretary-General

Petra Tötterman Andorff is Kvinna till Kvinna’s Secretary-General.

She has extensive experience of working with women’s rights. Petra has been Secretary-General of the Swedish branch of WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) and international coordinator for WILPF in New York.

Petra became deputy Secretary-General of Kvinna till Kvinna in December 2014. In June 2018, she was appointed secretary-general.

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