This podcast was produced by Chayn. Our team comes from all corners of the world. We deeply care about the experiences of survivors and the ways in which our identity affects our experience of trauma, as many of us are survivors too.
Hera is the Founder and CEO of Chayn – a global nonprofit that creates resources on the web to address gender-based violence. Chayn’s multilingual resources, designed with not for survivors, have reached more than 400,000 people. Raised in Pakistan and living in the UK, Hera knew from early on that she wanted to tackle violence against women. She believes in using the power of open source technology, trauma-informed design, and hope-filled framing to solve the world’s pressing issues. Hera was on the Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 list. She was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) from Her Majesty in 2020.
Jeevan is a freelance journalist and radio presenter whose work focuses on human rights issues, particularly in the Global South. She currently works with CNN and Thomson Reuters and also hosts a radio show on BBC Asian Network. As a campaigner, Jeevan has also been part of the G7 Youth Forum and Amnesty International UK's Youth Collective, and she works with the homelessness sector. In 2021, she won the Prix de Jeune Reporter Européen (Young European Reporter Prize) awarded by French NGO Reporters d'Espoirs and was named Outstanding Young Journalist at the Asian Media Awards.
Emma Guy is an Investigative Journalist, Podcast Producer and former Undercover Journalist. She uses open source technology to uncover human rights violations with a focus on sexual violence.
Aiman Javed is the Communications Lead at Chayn. She has an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, completed as a Fulbright Scholar. Her stories have been published in the Columbia Missourian, Vox Magazine, Nieman Storyboard and StarChefs Rising Stars Magazine. She is the winner of the Don Romero Prize for 2021.
The original score of Less than 2% is produced and composed by Harriet Doveton, a working class musician and songwriter from Uxbridge. Harriet has spent the last decade writing, recording, and touring globally with her two feminist bands ‘The Tuts’ and ‘Colour Me Wednesday’ and is now an independent composer and producer, writing compositions for sync, commercial and creative use. For the last 5 years she’s also been a key fundraiser, campaigner and strategist for the Solidarity Not Silence legal campaign, helping raise approximately £100k in legal costs for a group of women who were sued for defamation for speaking out.
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Named one of Rife Magazine's 2021 '30 Under 30', Tara Lily Klein is a Bristol-based musician and audio producer, leading the production and engineering of the podcast. Beyond podcast work, their practice blends found sound with analogue synthesis, exploring sonic interactions between the ethereal and the mundane, the introverted and the improvised.
Rehaab Daud is the PR and Outreach Lead for Less than 2%. With a background in Public and Media Relations, Rehaab has previously founded a communications and talent agency in Dubai and held leadership roles at various startups. Currently, she owns a retail brand called Pehhchaan and works as a Development Communications Manager for a global gender equality charity - The WOW Foundation
Kim Burnell is Chayn’s Head of Operations, Finance and People. Kim has worked in the charity sector for over a decade, with a wealth of experience in charity management and international projects which advocate for social justice. She is an expert in Trauma-Informed Organisational Design, making sure that our community thrives by embedding feminist strategy, policy and processes into our day-to-day operations to maximise team wellbeing, promote fair employment, and empower our community.
Nooreen Khan is a Bangladeshi who grew up in Abu Dhabi, UAE and now lives in Edmonton, Canada. She is a gender-based violence expert with a background in public health. One of the longest members of Chayn, Nooreen joined the team in 2016 as a volunteer and now is the Community and Culture Lead, responsible for managing the team’s wellbeing, supporting operations, and facilitating Bloom courses.
Beatriz Diaz is a Colombian with a background in Service Design, is co-owner of a shoe store and has worked at the intersection of design, social innovation and mental healthcare. She joined Chayn as a volunteer in 2020 and now is responsible for designing trauma-informed websites, facilitating Bloom courses and user research.
Special thanks to Emily Apple for legal checks, Dr. Maryam Jameela for additional reporting, Nadine Krishnamurthy Spencer, Zoe Firth, Dina Ariss and Chloe Cross for their voices, as well as production support, and Naomi Alexander Naidoo, Flora Butler, C. E. Roth, Rachel Devine Lebby, Elisabeth Stringer, Sophia Raineri, Sara Veal, Madeleine Ray, Nky Adeboye, Chikondi, Yumi Carter, and Snighda Arora for production support, and Sophie Brown for editorial support.
Thank you to contributors including Georgia, Jessica, Amaka, Jasmin, Jehane, Alison Phipps, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, Rachel Thompson, Sohaila Abdulali, Ruairi White, Kitty Gardner, Jayne Butler, Janey Starling, Mridul Wadhwa, Mick Confrey, Chelsea and Kelsey, Sangeetha Navaratnam-Blair, Liz Collins, Henry Su, Greg Stewart, Shkar Kider, Steph Pia, James Bardgett, Benjamin Jones, David Oakwood, Theo Silberston, and Nadia Mehdi.
Thank you to the team at Necessity, Canyon Sound, and UsTwo for their support.
Chayn is a global nonprofit, run by survivors and allies from around the world, creating resources to support the healing of survivors of gender-based violence. We create open, online resources and services for survivors of abuse that are trauma-informed, intersectional, multi-lingual and feminist.Go to chayn.co