Brisbane-based Ymania is Samoan by birth and is a proud Faʻafafine Trans Woman from the Pacific who has driven Pacific trans activism and in a number of countries.

She spent nearly 20 years in corporate Australia as Head of Legal & HR for an IT Group in Sydney bringing with her a great mix of skills and experience to EA, and currently volunteers for international NGO’s as Co-Secretary General of ILGA World (Geneva) and the Advisory Board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation of Justice (New York).

Ymania is currently the Project Lead for the Sydney World Pride (SWP) Project working with EA’s Community Partners and various stakeholders to deliver SWP’s mandate for hosting the largest Human Rights Conference in 2023 in the Asia Pacific region.

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