A Anasuya é uma das pessoas mais interessantes que tive o prazer de
conhecer na Wikimedia Foundation. Sobre ela, por ela mesma (de um
e-mail quando o Barry a apresentou):

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Life will be measured

by notability test?

My secrets are mine! ;-)
...but until we meet in person:

I am an activist turned grant-maker, who has worked nationally,
regionally, and internationally, to build and strengthen
multi-generational feminist leadership and networks, and to amplify
voices from the margins – whether across gender, sexuality, class,
caste, race, age, geography or language. I grew up in north Karnataka
(southern India), and returned to work in this part of the world after
my undergraduate degree in Economics, as a Programme Officer at
Samuha, a rural development organisation. I took its lessons with me
into an M.Phil. in Development Studies at Oxford, where I studied as a
Rhodes Scholar. I led a UNICEF initiative with the Karnataka police
from 2001-2007, designing and implementing a state wide system of
response to issues of violence against women and children. Over the
same period, I served as Associate and researcher with Gender at Work,
an international knowledge network for gender equality. I co-edited
and wrote for the Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
publication, Defending Our Dreams: global feminist voices for a new
generation (AWID and Zed Books, 2006), arguably the first
international anthology of young feminist analyses and experience. I
have founded campaigns, and been involved with national and
international networks against religious and cultural fundamentalisms,
and for sexual and reproductive rights and women's health.

In 2007, I moved from Bangalore to Berkeley, as a Visiting Scholar at
UC Berkeley and the Managing Trustee of a small Stanford-based family
foundation funding in South India. Over the past three years, I have
been Regional Program Director for Asia and Oceania at the Global Fund
for Women, one of the world's largest grant-making organisations
exclusively for women's human rights. In this capacity, I have
overseen over 300 grants to women-led organisations in the region –
from Afghanistan to Kiribati - and helped develop a framework for
evaluating and learning our impact on organisational growth and
movement sustainability. My interest in the politics of technology has
been from the point of view of a women’s rights activist, academic,
and grant-maker. With Bangalore as home, surrounded by friends and
family who are progressive technologists, I started questioning the
politics of the software and hardware that is ubiquitous in our lives
– and ended up using Ubuntu Linux on my laptop. However, the
Free/Libre and Open Source Movement is not simply about technologies;
at its heart is the feminist principle that governs my politics: if
knowledge is power, then the empowerment of the marginalised is
through a democratisation of knowledge, and the equality of the future
is through a deconstruction of the privileging powers of access,
voice, representation and participation.

I am passionate about poetry (a haiku a day keeps my blues away),
theatre, and music, and challenge myself with yoga. I tend to stick
with my post-colonial British form of spelling and punctuation ('s'
over 'z' and a nuanced use of the Oxford comma) unless explicitly
asked not to do so.

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Certamente todas meninas se interessaram pelas atividades próximas ao
dia das mulheres poderiam aproveitar essa oportunidade. Meninos, é
claro, também. Acho que vou depois por esse texto na Anasuya na
Wikipédia. Numa perspectiva de alguém que nunca ouviu falar sobre o
trabalho dela, pode-se pensar "Ah, legal, mais alguém da WMF vindo
para o Brasil." ; )

Tom


2013/2/16 Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton <rodrigo.argen...@gmail.com>:
> Dona Oona avisou na brwiki, mas não aqui, a Anasuya virá à SPaulo dia 22,
> tem umas reuniões para participar no dia 22:
> http://br.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:%C3%81gora/Reuni%C3%B5es_com_institui%C3%A7%C3%B5es_possivelmente_parceiras
> Mas a ideia é realizar um encontro no sábado:
> http://br.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:%C3%81gora/Anasuya_em_SP
>
> Quem vai?
>
> --
> Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton
> rodrigo.argen...@gmail.com
> +55 11 97 97 18 884
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-- 
Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing."

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