Our Team

Our Founder

Aoife Clements is the Founder of 50:50 NI. With a background in politics and women’s rights, Aoife is passionate about gender equality and including women in the legislative procedure.

Aoife has earned her BA  in Anthropology and Law from the London School of Economics and an MA in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Durham University. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Queens University School of Law. 

Board of Directors

Siobhán Fenton is an adviser to Sinn Féin in the Oireachtas . She has a particular interest in policy development around gender equality and holds an MPhil in Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge. She is also an activist on reproductive rights with Alliance For Choice and the Abortion Rights Campaign.
Rachel Woods is the Green Party MLA for North Down. Rachel is a trained researcher and served on Ards and North Down Borough Council from 2016 before becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly in November 2019. She studied a Master’s in Terrorism and Security at Queen’s University and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.

Emma Rainey is a gender equality expert as well as an advisor on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Emma went on to co-found Young Feminist Europe where she worked on campaigns, digital communications, and governance. Emma is at present the project Coordinator at The Brussels Binder
Emma DeSouza is a law reform advocate. She is the Women in Leadership Coordinator at the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Vice-chair and Northern Ireland Spokesperson of votingrights.ie, and a member of the Equality Coalition. Emma is an author, writer for The Irish Times, public speaker and political commentator.
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