- Senior Advisor, Women & Land Rights, Asia
- +45 5373 2839
- Miscellaneous Information:
Focus area(s): Land rights, indigenous women and innovation lab
Fields of expertise: Indigenous peoples’ rights, Indigenous women, Land rights, Kreung, Community development planning, advocacy
Languages: English, Danish, German
With a heart beating for Asia and its 260 million indigenous peoples, Signe Leth manages IWGIA’s programmes in Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar and India. Signe has a special focus on indigenous women’s rights and indigenous peoples’ land rights. After her education in Social Anthropology at the University of Aarhus, Signe lived in Cambodia for four years, where she studied the traditional judicial system and domestic violence among the Kreung. From several consultancies and stays abroad, Signe has developed excellent cross-cultural skills as well as various language skills. Signe is also the staff observer in IWGIA's board.