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The Team

Zoya Waheed

Researcher 

Zoya Waheed is a feminist advocate and researcher with expertise in human rights, law and gender. She is a strong voice in the fight for equality and empowerment of women and marginalised segments of society.

Zoya is based in Pakistan

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Alejandro Lomba Cruces

Researcher: Human Rights and Law

Alejandro is a policy analyst and researcher based in Belgium. He holds an LLM in Human Rights Protection, as a Law degree. He is expertizing in CSR and Sustainability. His skills include policy analysis, research and monitoring data.

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Meha Pumbay

Research Expert: Development Economics

Extensively involved in data collection, analysis and reporting on education, employment and socioeconomic barriers faced by youth for the Voice of Youth Survey, UNICEF; managing social action projects and personally training youth for the Youth Innovation Challenges 2019 in Sindh, Balochistan and KP for UNDP; managing M&E of various activities of UNDP's Youth Empowerment Program and their implementing partners; implemented the mobile voter outreach campaign for the 2019 elections in the Newly Merged Districts of KP; conducting various FGDs and IDIs with women in rural settings of KP for multiple UN projects.

Meha is based in the United Kingdom.

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Rumi Akter

Rumi Akter is a graduate from the School of Public Policy, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, with a degree of MA in Public Policy. Rumi has extensive work experience with policy and research organisations such as CIRDAP; CED, BRAC University; BILIA; IFRC; Metropolitan Research Institute; and Central European Institute for Asian Studies.Her research interests include Policy Research, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights, and Climate Change.  She can be reached at akter_rumi@alumni.spp.ceu.edu

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Mateja Zherajikj

Mateja Zherajikj  has researched various controversial and overlooked topics and is a migrant and refugee rights advocate. Her skills include research, advocacy for women’s and children’s rights, languages, and social media management. Her interests lie in peace and security, conflict resolution, human rights and her work focuses on awareness-raising and advocating towards solution-based outcomes to help those affected by war and climate-change induced natural disasters.”

Kristina Boiakova

Kristina Boiakova is a M.A. Public Policy candidate at CEU Austria. She holds BA degree in Political Science  and Interdisciplinary Media Research (NRU HSE, Moscow). She is interested in human rights issues, public policy and entrepreneurship.  She was involved in various research projects and, she is passionate about finding the best solutions for contemporary policy issues within the EU and worldwide.

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