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NNID Foundation

Employees and the board of the NNID Foundation are committed to the equality and empowerment of intersex people. This is based on generally recognised human rights:

  • Intersex rights are human rights.
  • Human rights are universal; they apply to every human being.
  • Human rights are inalienable; they apply at all times and under all circumstances.
  • Human rights are indivisible; they must be fully respected.
  • Human rights are interdependent; they cannot be considered separately.

Violation of human rights is a violation of human dignity.1 Our vision is described in detail in ‘Our values’ which are part of the editorial statute.

Our team

You wouldn’t say it when you look at the pictures, but our small team offers more diversity than you may think. If you feel you can contribute to NNID yourself, please let us know by sending a short description of yourself and your work experience to We will send you an email if a relevant position becomes available.

By clicking on the names below, you can learn more about NNID’s staff.

Miriam van der Have

Executive Director

Miriam van der Have (she/her) is director of the NNID Foundation. She has been working for 20 years on improving the position of intersex people in society. Since 2013 she has been working for the NNID Foundation. In addition to her work for NNID, Miriam is co-chair of Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe) and was a board member of ILGA World for the ILGA Intersex Secretariat from December 2016 to March 2019. In 2013, Miriam was one of the 34 authors of the Malta Statement, the concluding statement of the Third Intersex International Forum. She co-authored NGO reports for CEDAW, CaT, UPR, and CRC. Miriam has worked as an entrepreneur, journalist, photographer, and publisher. As a human rights defender, she has extensive experience in dealing with the media. Together with her partner, Miriam has two daughters and lives in Nijmegen.

Saskia de Jong

Finance & HR

At the NNID Foundation, Saskia de Jong (she/her) is responsible for Finance & Personnel, and also runs the secretariat. Saskia is co-founder of the NNID Foundation and enjoys the challenge of growing both the NNID’s activities and its team in a responsible manner. Saskia has more than 35 years of experience in financial management and staffing, first as a manager for a national training centre and since early 2013 at NNID Foundation. Saskia has two daughters and two dogs. In her free time she is the manager of a Facebook group with 800 friends of the beautiful park behind the office of NNID. Furthermore, she likes to walk outside with the dogs and loves to cook and eat in good company.

Mir Abe Marinus

Policy Officer National

Mir Abe Marinus (they/them) is a National Policy Officer at NNID. Before this, they worked for several years as an HR manager, and for seven years, Mir Abe facilitated discussions on social topics in schools and other organizations as a team and discussion leader at the educational training and theatre agency Mind Mix. After their research master’s in Gender & Ethnicity at Utrecht University, specializing in Transgender Studies, Mir Abe gained research experience at Leiden University and at the knowledge institute Atria.

As a National Policy Officer, they focus on intersex policies at both the national and local levels. They respond to current policy issues and contribute to (international) reports. Mir Abe enjoys running, and at home, they are accompanied by a little dog and a cat.

Anna Groote


As a volunteer at NNID, Anna Groote (“she/her”) is involved in, among other things, updating the website. During her master’s degree in constitutional and administrative law, she researched the role of gender within Dutch law, which included the position of intersex persons. In addition, she has years of work experience within migration law. Anna has a great affinity with human rights issues and enjoys bridging the gap between the position of intersex persons and migration law. Anna also enjoys playing soccer, running and vegan cooking..