Lemona Chanda

Bangladesh

Lemona Chanda is an award-winning gender equity and sustainable development activist with extensive experience of working to protect human rights and democracy. She is the founder of OurCause, an NGO working to achieve Agenda 2030. Additionally, she was named the UN Champion for Change, she has been recognized as the EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leader in the UK, and she was selected as a Pulse Featured Changemaker. She advises the Commonwealth Business Women’s Network, is an Executive Committee Member for UN Women’s Advisory Council, and is an Executive Committee Member of WILPFUK. She has delivered training sessions to over a thousand marginalized youths in the UK and in Bangladesh. She works with minority communities in Bangladesh, including the LGBTQ+ community, sex workers, religious and ethnic minorities through her campaign “SheOwns” to reform land and property laws and “Literacy as Inclusion” to promote financial-digital disparities. She sits at the Global Advisory Committee of Equal Asia Foundation and is the Law & Advocacy Director of Women in Global Health, Bangladesh. Lemona is works with the WHO, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in the UK, and at the Financial Conduct Authority as a regulatory supervisor. She studied Integrative Biology & Health Studies at the University of Toronto and law at the University of Sussex.