Main focus: feminist internet and rights
Twitter handle: @froatosebe
Languages: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Italian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Topics: leadership, internet rights, digital safety, transformative technology, feminism, activism
valentina pellizzer (small letters as per bell hooks) is the president at OneWorld Platform, an organization that tackles and researches the intersection between Internet Rights, Women Rights and the Transformative power of technology. As activist she connects women rights, sexual rights, and the Internet politically and practically and advocate for the feminist principles of the Internet due to her long experience in Humanitarian Aid she also interested in exploring the intersection between technology/internet and humanitarian interventions in particular: info-policy, consent and personal/sensible data protection.
She is also a facilitator on strategic use of ICTs in particular free and open source software, citizen journalism, digital security and privacy, as well as a facilitator of visual methodology for social change (digital storytelling, and participatory video, methodologies that combine feminist solidarity with digital technology and its powerful peer-to-peer co-production, distribution and outreach). She is a passionate writer, since 2007 has contributed for Bosnia Herzegovina and Western Balkans for the Global Information Society Watch.
Specialist of Western Balkan political and Civil Society environment from within, with more than 20 years spent working and living in the region, currently active on the European Refugees Response with CARE international, Balkans.
She is the vice-chair of the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) and Board Member at Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Speaker in many international fora, she is the founder of the first feminist portal of BiH, www.zenskaposla.ba and tutor, for the years 2010/11 and 2012/13, of the Activists Women Study course “ Žarana Papić”for Zena Zenama.
You can find her at twitter: @froatosebe or linkedin: http://ba.linkedin.com/in/valentinapellizzer or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com