IWI’s Advocacy Team has recently launched and its focus will be both to educate the public on women’s human rights violations within the UK, as well as work to change and enforce policy to ensure women within the UK are able to take advantage of their human rights. In addition, the Advocacy Team will participate in developing and implementing grassroots campaigns aimed at informing the public on the experiences of women whose rights have been violated. As the Advocacy Team is currently being developed, check back soon for more news, or contact one of the team’s directors for more information.
The Team management
Ashley is IWI's Director of Advocacy. He received his degree in law, obtaining a first class honours from Kingston University and has further obtained his Masters degree in law - with a specific focus on international human rights law. Ashley has previously worked with legal charities focusing on human rights issues in the U.K. In addition, Ashley is an avid cyclist and fitness enthusiast.
Demiladé is the Deputy Director of Advocacy for IWI’s, co-leading the official advocacy strategy and developing infrastructure to support, empower and secure women’s human rights in the UK. Specialising in legal advocacy, Demiladé has a degree in law and a further Master’s (LLM) in International Development Law and Human Rights. She now works at the United Nations as a Legal Protection Analyst, supporting and advocating for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and abroad.
Emily is the advocacy research assistant for IWI. She has an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Sussex. In 2016, she was awarded an MSc in Research for International Development where her thesis focused on women’s labour rights, informal work and time poverty. Currently, she is studying for a graduate diploma in Economics. She has worked at national charities such as the Charity Evaluation Services and Citizens Advice Bureau supporting their research and policy projects. Emily is a passionate vinyl collector of reggae, ska, doo-wop and jazz music.
Currently based in London, Cristina provides support to IWI's Advocacy team as a Research Assistant. She holds a double BA in International Business and an MA in International Security specialising in modern forms of violence and conflict resolution. Although currently working as a researcher in the private sector, Cristina's experience in human rights includes working in Public Affairs at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) and with the Emergency & Disaster Relief team at UNICEF Spain.
The Advocacy Team is currently looking for Research Assistants. If you are interested please forward your CV and cover letter, or for more information, to firstname.lastname@example.org.