Who we are


Chair, Fundraising & Campaigning Director

My name is Daniela Pichler and I am 39 years old – a global citizen that has lived and worked in over 20 countries, a feminist and a passionate, positive activist. Ever since I studied Political Science I fiercely believe in feminist leadership and women’s power as active agents of change. Women’s rights are my passion, and so is deploying innovative campaigns, developing strategies and leading successful teams. I have been working with national and international NGOs such as Greenpeace, Four Paws, the European Women’s Lobby, HRDC in India and Amnesty international which has allowed me to become a global campaigning, policy, fundraising and communications expert. When I’m not working, I like to be outside and enjoy the beauties offered to us by Mother nature. You can find me jogging, hiking and traveling with my partner, friends and family.

Please contact me at daniela@unaforwomen.org


Co-founder and Head of UNA in India

My name is Jeny Ajith from Kerala. I am a co-founder and board member of UNAforWomen. I met our president Daniela 14 years ago. She lead an organization called HRDC, where I was the chief assistant. Together we founded a women empowerment as well as an environmental section, because we care about the planet and its people. What began as a professional relationship, turned into a friendship based on mutual respect and a common understanding of human and women’s rights, and cumulated when transformed into our NGO, UNAforWomen, with the believe that a better world can exist but only where and when women are equal to men.

Please contact me at jeny@unaforwomen.org



Head of UNA in Tanzania 

As a human rights lawyer I share a common concern for women´s rights and the issue of domestic violence against women. Evidence shows that this form of abuse remains very common across the world. By challenging inequality, domestic violence may be reduced. This is why I founded the USAWA project in Tanzania (means Equality in Swahili) : in respect of all the challenges, women must face throughout their life; Through visual arts, the prejudice and stereotypes on gender will be challenged.

I am now honored to be an UNAforWomen representative for Tanzania. Together we can defend women’s rights everywhere.

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aKayupayupa



Co-founder and medical expert

My name is Dr. Mariam Vedadinejad. I am a surgeon at the hospital of Saint John in Vienna, Austria. From the beginning of my career in medicine, the well-being of patients has been my priority. Because I strongly believe that a good relationship between doctors and their patients is of great importance, I dedicate time and effort to build a committed relationship with my patients. I consider their trust in me to be the basis of that relationship and also my greatest asset. 

I have realized early on that being a surgeon would become my passion, as it was and still is the best way for me to offer immediate help to patients. I practice my job with great passion and ambition and have never regretted my choice of becoming a surgeon. I find it very rewarding to help people in need!

Please contact me at mariam@unaforwomen.org