Team Members

Tabea Boeglin

Tabea is an undergraduate dual degree Law and International Relations student at IE University in Madrid, Spain. Currently, she is in her fifth and senior year and heads the EST Working Group for Gender Equality. During her summers Tabea took on various internships where she translated her knowledge into actual work. She has worked as a legal intern in Switzerland, where she worked and met with real clients and drafted the necessary documents. In 2019, she worked as an intern for the Embassy of Spain in Bern, where she translated important documents as well as advised citizens on Spanish and Swiss law.

Throughout her studies and internships, Tabea was able to discover where her true passions lie, which include human rights, development and working towards gender equality. She hopes to make a difference by conducting valuable research on how gender equality can be achieved and what it takes to overcome daily obstacles as well as eliminating them in the long run. Other interests include travelling and learning about different cultures, sports and reading.


Deqo Sheikh

Deqo is currently undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), the postgraduate law conversion course in England and Wales, at BPP University in London. Prior to her legal studies, she completed graduate study of Economics at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and holds a BSc in Politics from Brunel University London. While Deqo’s passion for furthering equality and equity started while she was still at school, it took on a gendered perspective when she was an Economics student and volunteered with Lawyers Without Borders on an anti-human trafficking project. Since then, she has gone on to carry out policy analysis work and writes for a digital human rights news publisher. Her research interests revolve around economic and trade policies, equal rights, and human rights within a socio-legal context. She hopes to continue her personal and professional development by undertaking a master’s degree in the near future.


Mehak Gauba

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Mehak is from Singapore with Indian origins. She is currently finishing a Dual Degree in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Law with IE University (Madrid, Spain). In her hometown Singapore, she worked with UN Women and the Humanitarian Organization of Migration Economics. She furthered her knowledge on the ongoing issue of Gender Inequality in developed countries; how legislation is utilised to advocate for the protection of women and to create a Gender-Neutral societies.

Mehak is currently writing her LLB Thesis on the ICC´s ability to prosecute Gender Based Crimes globally, through which she aims to uncover the Gender Inequality present in different societies. As part of the EST´s working Group on Gender Equality, she is keen to look into the Liberal Feminism theory and the Third World Feminism Theory too. In her free time, Mehak enjoys volunteering, yoga, dancing and explores Europe’s diverse cuisines.


Antonella Cariello


Antonella holds a Master Degree in International Cooperation and Protection of Human Rights at the University Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna. She previously graduated in Intercultural and Linguistic Communication with a thesis in Sociology. She spent a semester at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. Afterwards, she attended the Summer School on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law at Leiden University. Her passion for gender equality and human rights led her to collaborate as Project Manager Assistant and Researcher with several human rights organizations. She spent a period of fieldwork in Tunisia where she researched the criminalization of homosexuality in the country. Through interviews, she analysed the level of risk and the coping strategies of the LGBT community in the country. She presented her research at the European ILGA Conference, in Prague. She also collaborates with an Italian LGBT blog to promote awareness on SOGI. She is keen on studying gender equality and deconstructing gender roles as key to ensure equal opportunities and equal outcomes.