Aarti Narsee is a South African intersectional feminist, writer, and journalist who documents human rights violations across the world in her role as civic space researcher for the CIVICUS Monitor. She holds an MSc in gender, policy, and inequalities from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Aarti has written extensively about gender and LGBTQI+ rights. In her current role, she is responsible for research and advocacy in the Europe, Central Asia, and MENA region and tracks emerging trends in these regions with a particular focus on the intersections between gender and civic space.