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Heartland Alliance International

Chicago, United States
Joined February 2017

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

Presence in: Iraq
Focus: Other

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.

People Associated With This Organization

Alexander Vallejo

Dominican Republic  
Heartland Alliance International (Unverified)
Joined May 2019
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Other
Abogado, enfocados en la defensa y promoción de los Derechos Humanos desde una perspectiva de inclusión, género e interculturalidad. Alto compromiso en seguimiento e incidencia para la creación de políticas migratorias justas e igualitarias para los/as migrantes en situaciones vulnerables en la República Dominicana. Habilidades de planificación estratégica y resoluciones de conflictos. Propositivo y seguro de que el trabajo en equipo nos permite accionar de manera efectiva lo que nos proponemos.

Carolina Ramazzina Van Moorsel

United States  
Heartland Alliance International
Joined October 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
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.

Christy Fujio

United States  
Heartland Alliance International
Joined February 2017
Interests: Other
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.

Doris Ememonu

Heartland Alliance International (Unverified)
Joined March 2021
Interests: Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Women's Rights
Highly skilled, ambitious and dedicated to justice and human rights of indigent and marginalized members of the society with over 9 years experience. Ability to facilitate, implement a project, work in a team and also lead a team. With ability to render services without any form of discrimination. I seek opportunity, both virtual and in person to utilize my knowledge and skill as a human rights officer and also build my career. over a period of 9 years, I have continuously rendered services to the under privileged and marginalized members of the society. Part of the services i render includes litigation, facilitation preparing legal document, mediation and intervention at the police station.

Jaye Stapleton

United States  
Heartland Alliance International
Joined February 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
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.

Michael Akanji

Heartland Alliance International
Joined May 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence
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

Heartland Alliance International
Joined August 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice
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.
Christy Fujio is the network champion (main point of contact) for Heartland Alliance International.

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