Meet the team

The team behind EPEV

  • Joys Violette Njini (she/her)

    Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales Mentoring Project Manager

    Joys has extensive experience within the Third Sector, particularly in supporting and empowering asylum-seeking and refugee women from around the world. She is passionate about fairness, social justice, equality of opportunity and women’s empowerment. She believes that to achieve a fairer and more equal Wales, there must be a diverse representation in Public and Political Office. As a former Wen Mentee herself, she recognises how vital this project can be in making Wales a more diverse and equal society.

  • Annmarie Brown (she/her)

    Women’s Equality Network Wales Mentoring Project Officer

    Annmarie is a passionate advocate for equality and social justice and is committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in all areas of her work and life. She has a broad range of experience of working with a range of diverse individuals, in a variety of settings including education, criminal justice, and third sector organisations.

  • Linus Harrison (he/him)

    Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Mentoring Project Officer

    Linus is committed to creating and developing equity in all areas of society. A former mentee himself, he has gone on to gain two public roles to support inclusion and the fair treatment of diverse groups. Having worked in the third sector, he is currently leading research on making mainstream media more accessible to marginalised people.

  • Nazmia Jamal (she/her)

    Stonewall Cymru Mentoring Project Officer

    Nazmia is based in Cardiff and grew up in Rhondda Cynon Taff. She was a teacher for many years, has worked in the arts sector and is currently studying part time. Her research area is the development of lesbian feminisms in Britain in the 1990s.

  • Shaun Bendle (he/him)

    Disability Wales Mentoring Project Officer

    Shaun is the mentoring project officer for Disability Wales. Shaun gained Undergraduate and Masters degrees from Swansea University. He works part time for disability Wales while completing his PhD at Cardiff University.