Dr Nusha Yonkova is Gender & Anti-trafficking expert at the Immigrant Council of Ireland. She oversees policy, research, advocacy and campaigns relating to anti-trafficking and gender-related migration issues for the organisation. Originally from Bulgaria, Nusha is a qualified engineer and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Intercultural Studies from Dublin City University. She became a Doctor of Philosophy at University College Dublin in 2019 with her work ‘A Study of Gender Specific Approaches to Assistance of Trafficked, Sexually Exploited Women in Ireland, Bulgaria, Croatia and the UK’. Nusha was the first migrant woman elected onto the board of the National Women’s Council of Ireland in 2008. She was also elected as chair of the European Network of Migrant Women, a pan-European network. She is presently serving on the boards of Ruhama and Women’s Aid.