Fiona Hale

I’ve been working for a long time now in international organisations and networks as a coordinator, facilitator, researcher, translator. I spent 2003-2008 as the International Network Manager of the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), and since then have been a supporter and ally of activist networks of women living with HIV, and an independent consultant and Salamander Trust Associate focusing on gender, HIV and violence against women.

I was brought up by my mother in the North of England. From as long ago as I can remember I wanted to connect with women in other places to nurture the feminist and internationalist values she quietly instilled in me. English is my first language. I also speak Spanish and rusty French. 

  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Stop worrying so much.
  • What have you got in your pockets right now? I love pockets – they are a gender issue. I keep all the usual things in them!
  • What are you happiest doing when you’re not working? Spending time with friends and family. Swimming, looking at the sky, being by the sea.