Aarti Narsee is an civic space and gender rights expert. She currently works as a Policy and Advocacy officer for the European Civic Forum. In her former role at CIVICUS, she researched and documented trends in civic space in Europe and Central Asia for the CIVICUS Monitor. Through her intersectional feminist approach, she monitors and provides commentary on the intersections between gender rights and civic space. As a former journalist and avid storyteller, Aarti has written extensively about gender, LGBTQI+ and human rights. Aarti is a Chevening Alumna and holds a Masters in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from the London School of Economics and Political Science (The LSE).