LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Executive Board

ILGA-Europe's Executive Board is the organisation's main governing body. Board members are elected every year by the Annual Conference and represent member organisations.

In October 2019, during the 23rd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference held in Prague, the following Executive Board members were confirmed:


Darienne is a senior lay activist in the biggest public service trade union in the UK, UNISON. She is currently Co-Chair of UNISON's National LGBT Committee and has represented LGBT workers interests on UNISON's National Womens Committee. 


President of a French queer feminist NGO, she co-founded Spectrum after years of activism in the French and Iranian queer and feminist movements.  


Svetlana Zakharova is a feminist, LGBTQI activist and human rights defender based in Russia. She is a Board member of Russian LGBT Network


Yves Aerts Jacobs is a board member of ILGA-Europe and a European representative to the ILGA board. Since 2007, they have worked as the Executive Director of Çavaria in Belgium.

As the Executive Director of Sarajevo Open Centre she currently manages the programs, is in charge of securing the financial stability of the organisation, ensures the quality of the work performed and results achieved towards strategic goals, led by the highest standards when it comes to finances, transparency, anti-corruption and human resources.

Aizhan Kadralieva is a gender non-binary, feminist queer nomad LGBT+ activist from Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia and working as a coordinator of advocacy and education program in LGBT+ organization, Labrys

Marame Kane is a black French and Senegalese lesbian (born and raised in Dakar, Senegal), currently living in Paris, France.

Since 2018, Slava is the Executive Director of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) - Polish advocacy non-profit working for the LGBTI community.

Olena Shevchenko is a human rights defender and educator from Ukraine whose focuses are LGBT rights and women's rights. She is a head of Insight, a public organisation she and two of her friends founded and officially registered in 2008.