Matilda leads EWL’s Women in Decision-making campaigns – aiming to put women at the heart of decision making in politics and business. Together with EWL members she designs EWL’s campaign for the 2019 European Parliament Elections.
Before joining EWL, Matilda led the successful civil society campaign for UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security at UNOY Peacebuilders. She has been in the leadership of a party political European-wide organization where she focused on strengthening the role of young women in politics, and she has advised the Council of Europe on youth participation as member of its Advisory Council on Youth.
She is a member of the UN Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security and of the European Policy Center’s Future Lab Europe and holds an MA in Development Studies – with a specialization in feminist economics - from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands. She is originally Finnish, but have spent the last seven years in the Netherlands.
Matilda is inspired by all the brave young feminists – like the Ismail-sisters- working in conflict zones risking their lives for gender equality and peace.