Dana Stefov is Women’s Rights Policy and Advocacy Specialist and the policy lead on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, at Oxfam Canada. She also leads the team’s work on women’s economic equality in the global garment sector.
Dana is a committed feminist that has worked in women’s rights, climate and food justice programming and policy, in Canada, throughout the Americas and internationally. She currently sits on the Board of the Dignity Network Canada, a coalition of 50 Canadian organizations advocating for global LGBTQ rights. She has lived and worked in several Central American countries – Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica – and is particularly fond of the region. She has held positions with USC Canada, the Halifax Initiative Coalition, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation and a coalition of human rights organizations in the Americas advocating to strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System.
Dana holds an M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Hons) in Development Studies and Political Science from Queen’s University. She lives with her partner Sébastien and two children, Alexis and Sacha, in a house they built with their own hands in Wakefield, Quebec in the national capital region of Canada. Dana is a beer-loving foodie who speaks Greek, Romanian, Spanish, French and English.