Chicago, IL
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Christy Fujio

Added on: Feb 09, 2017

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018

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Heartland Alliance International is a Chicago-based international human rights organization working with vulnerable populations around the world.

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is a Chicago-based international human rights organization that addresses some of the world’s most complex human rights challenges by ensuring healing and justice for extremely vulnerable populations. HAI has implemented torture treatment and trauma-informed mental health programs around the world, and its Chicago-based Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture serves individuals from more than 50 countries.


Carolina Ramazzina Van Moorsel

Carolina holds a B.A. in Law from the FGV and an L.LM. from the University of Illinois. Carolina worked as an advocate and manager with a hotline assisting immigrants Champaign Urbana. She then worked with Champaign County Health Care Consumers, which advances equal access to health care. In mid-2014, Carolina began at the National Immigrant Justice Center, first coordinating the asylum project. She then earned her accreditation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and began representing asylum seekers. In her last year at NIJC, Carolina supervised all pro bono projects, managing a network of over 2000 volunteer attorneys. In May 2017 Carolina began working as the Senior Program Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa with Heartland Alliance International and she is currently acting as the Director of a technical assistance program on trafficking in persons, which supports government and civil society agents.

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Christy Fujio

US-based human rights lawyer working around the world in the fields of access to justice, torture, SGBV, asylum, migration, trafficking, immigration detention, and medical-legal documentation of torture and SGBV. Interested in this network to make connections and access resources to share in the developing world.

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Jaye Stapleton

I am Monitoring and Evaluation professional, with seven years of experience. My current employer has a strong focus on access to justice programming, and I am joiningg the network to learn more about best practices in M&E for justice programs.

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Michael Akanji

I work as the key population advisor with the Nigerian Office of Heartland Alliance International, I am joining this network to learn from other best practices in the intervention on sexual and gender-based violence within sexual minorities and also how we can use community-based access to justice program to respond to intra- community sexual and gender-based violence.


Nazhad Hussein

I am a human rights lawyer working in the non-profit and humanitarian sector, specializing in human rights and protection, with experience in rule of law, access to justice, and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs responding to the needs of victims of human rights violations and gender-based violence, with focus on victims of torture and human trafficking. I am interested and passionate to defend the rights of vulnerable people whose due process right violated. I am particularly keen and seek to promote rule of law and access to justice for all. I am looking forward to learn more from others expertise in the network to be able to support and promote rule of law and social justice in our society.


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