Board of Directors

Dr Ramatu Bangura (she/her)



Dr. Ramatu Bangura (Movement Board Member) (she/her) is the founding Executive Director of the Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRIF). Prior to CRIF, she served as a Program Officer for the NoVo Foundation’s Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Rights initiative. Ramatu has spent the last 25 years working with and on behalf of adolescent girls in New York City, Washington DC, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. She has engaged in organizing, advocacy and research on a host of issues impacting transnational girls, including forced marriage, sexual violence & exploitation, trafficking, and educational access. Ramatu is committed to decolonizing philanthropic practices to ensure that those most impacted by violence and oppression are afforded the tools to create a world where all are safe, seen and celebrated.