Maggie Bangser


Maggie works with social justice initiatives and their funders to design, plan, implement and evaluate the change they seek to create. She offers technical expertise in the rights of vulnerable groups and strategies to reach them based on over twenty years living and working in East and Southern Africa. Maggie founded and directed Women’s Dignity in Tanzania which re-framed the global conceptualization of obstetric fistula in a human rights context. Prior to that she was a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition. Maggie holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Political Science from Amherst College, from which she received an Honorary Doctorate in 2009.