Meet
The Team

Meet
The Team

Meet
The Team

Board Members

Rayner Tan

President | Postdoctoral Fellow

he, him

Raksha Kirpal Mahtani

Vice President | Postgraduate Student NTU

she, they

Pavarne Shantti Sivalingam V M

Secretary | NUS Researcher

they, them

Quen Wong

Vice Secretary | Freelance Documentary Filmmaker

she, her

Jasmine Seah

Treasurer

she, her

Ervin Tan

Vice Treasurer | Freelance Lawyer | Director of ReadAble

he, him

Tania Hayden

Ordinary Board Member

she, her

Maya Rizziante

Ordinary Board Member

she, her

Board Members

Rayner Tan

President | Postdoctoral Fellow

he, him

Raksha Kirpal Mahtani

Vice President | Postgraduate Student NTU

she, they

Pavarne Shantti Sivalingam V M

Secretary | NUS Researcher

they, them

Quen Wong

Vice Secretary | Freelance Documentary Filmmaker

she, her

Jasmine Seah

Treasurer

she, her

Ervin Tan

Vice Treasurer | Freelance Lawyer | Director of ReadAble

he, him

Tania Hayden

Ordinary Board Member

she, her

Maya Rizziante

Ordinary Board Member

she, her

Board Members

Rayner Tan

President | Postdoctoral Fellow

he, him

Raksha Kirpal Mahtani

Vice President | Postgraduate Student NTU

she, they

Pavarne Shantti Sivalingam V M

Secretary | NUS Researcher

they, them

Quen Wong

Vice Secretary | Freelance Documentary Filmmaker

she, her

Jasmine Seah

Treasurer

she, her

Ervin Tan

Vice Treasurer | Freelance Lawyer | Director of ReadAble

he, him

Tania Hayden

Ordinary Board Member

she, her

Maya Rizziante

Ordinary Board Member

she, her

Board Committees

Finance
Communications & Advocacy
Human
Resource
Membership
Programmes
and Services

Board Committees

Finance
Communications and Advocacy
Human Resource
Membership
Programmes and Services

Board Team

Raksha Mahtani

Vice President | NTU Postgraduate Student

she/they

Raksha Mahtani

Vice President | NTU Postgraduate Student

she/they

Raksha Mahtani

Vice President | NTU Postgraduate Student

she/they

Gabrielle

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Gabrielle

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Gabrielle

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Ervin Tan

Vice Treasurer | Freelance Lawyer | Director of ReadAble

he/him

Ervin Tan

Vice Treasurer | Freelance Lawyer | Director of ReadAble

he/him

Ervin Tan

Vice Treasurer | Freelance Lawyer | Director of ReadAble

he/him

Jasmine Seah

Treasurer | EdTech

she/her

Jasmine Seah

Treasurer | EdTech

she/her

Jasmine Seah

Treasurer | EdTech

she/her

Pavarne Shantti Sivalingam V M

Secretary | NUS Researcher

they/them

Pavarne Shantti Sivalingam V M

Secretary | NUS Researcher

they/them

Pavarne Shantti Sivalingam V M

Secretary | NUS Researcher

they/them

Tania Hayden

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Tania Hayden

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Tania Hayden

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Maya Rizziante

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Maya Rizziante

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Maya Rizziante

Ordinary Board Member

she/her

Rayner Tan

President | Postdoctoral Fellow

he/him

Rayner Tan

President | Postdoctoral Fellow

he/him

Rayner Tan

President | Postdoctoral Fellow

he/him

Ervin

Executive Director

he, his

Jasmine

Community Relations & Engagement​

she, her

Pavarne

Outreach Director

they, them

Quen

Programme Manager Trainee

they, them

Our Team

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director

She/They

Sherry Sherqueshaa

Community Relations and Engagement

She/Her

Wany Dee

Outreach Director

She/Her

Nor

Programme Manager Trainee

They/Them

Nor

Programme Manager

They/Them

Nor

Programme Manager

They/Them

Nor

Programme Manager

They/Them

Wany Dee

Outreach Director

She/Her

Wany Dee

Outreach Director

She/Her

Wany Dee

Outreach Director

She/Her

Sherry Sherqueesha

Community Relations and Engagement

She/Her

Sherry Sherqueesha

Community Relations and Engagement

She/Her

Sherry Sherqueesha

Community Relations and Engagement

She/Her

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director

She/They

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director

She/They

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director

She/They

Our Team

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director

She/They

Sherry Sherqueshaa

Community Relations and Engagement

She/Her

Wany Dee

Outreach Director

She/Her

Nor

Programme Manager Trainee

They/Them

Our Team

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director

She/They

Sherry Sherqueshaa

Community Relations and Engagement

She/Her

Wany Dee

Outreach Director

She/Her

Nor

Programme Manager Trainee

They/Them

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director | [email protected]

Executive Director
[email protected]

Vanessa has been full-time with Project X since 2011, and as a result, has had many opportunities to meet and connect with sex workers in Singapore and around the world. Under her leadership, the organisation has grown from a small group of volunteers to one where there are three paid staff and a team of over 60 volunteers. Correspondingly, she has increased the annual operating budget of the organization five times, and is now recognized as the leading organization that empowers and assists women in the sex industry.

Vanessa has written and spoken extensively about sex work, human trafficking, rape culture, and LGBTQ rights in Singapore. She believes that if people can speak about sex, gender and sexuality in open and in non-judgmental ways, society will become a safer place for everyone.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, and a Masters Degree in Gender, Society and Representation from University College London.

Sherry Sherqueshaa

Community Relations and Engagement | [email protected]

Community Relations and Engagement
[email protected]

Sherry is a Singaporean transgender woman and our staff since September 2014. She’s in charge of organizing community events, documenting human rights issues, attending regional conferences, as well as community outreach to sex workers.

Sherry feels that it is important to do advocacy work because when she first started doing sex work, she had zero knowledge of her rights as a sex worker and a transgender woman. Upon discovering Project X, it has made a big difference in her life as knowing her rights means knowing what to do when something unexpected happens such as violence from her clients. After witnessing the positive changes educating sex workers of their rights, and advocating for their equal treatment, it drives her further to explore all possibilities to address their concern as she doesn’t see who else will be doing it if not herself.

Wany Dee

Outreach Director | [email protected]

Executive Director
[email protected]

Wany is a Singaporean transgender woman who has been with Project X since 2014. She currently helps to run our peer-run sexual health community center in town, as well as does outreach at various locations. Her job requires her to interact and socialize a lot and thus, she has made plenty of acquaintances and friends within the sex industry and the like. As she has vast experience in the industry, she is able to and frequently does provide lifesaving advice to sex workers.

She for one, consistently reminds the ladies and guys to practice safer sex at all times, emphasizing on the importance of going for regular check-ups. She believes sex work is work and that no one should be coerced, marginalized and penalized. She also strongly believes in human rights and relentlessly advocates it.

Nor

Programme Manager Trainee | [email protected]

Programme Manager Trainee
[email protected]

Nor is a nonbinary person who is the latest addition to the Project X team. They handle administration for our key programmes and services, facilitate support group sessions and ensure that our drop-in centre is conducive for healing and connecting with others.

Nor firmly believes in self-determination and interdependence, both of which are values that align with the work that Project X does.

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