Team

Operational Team

Mina Chiang, founder, director and senior consultant specialising in modern slavery, human rights, and poverty. Mina has an inter-disciplinary background in engineering, sociology, anthropology and international development. She has consulted in some of the world’s poorest and conflict-affected countries. With research experience in modern slavery, forced labour, and human rights issues across a wide range of UN bodies, governments and NGOs, Mina is becoming a sought after expert. She is also a coordinator and board director for the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) and a Delta 8.7 Policy Guide working group member.

Simon Stockley, advisor. Simon is a senior faculty member in management practice at Cambridge Judge Business School, a social entrepreneur, and an advocate for trafficked women. Prior to coming to Cambridge, Simon spent ten years at Imperial College Business School as director of the full-time MBA programme. His MBA course in entrepreneurship was ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times.

Karen Leigh Anderson, advisor. Karen works with social entrepreneurs to grow and scale businesses that change the world. An experienced professional consultant, Karen has worked with more than 1,000 social enterprises, community organisations, development trusts, community transport organisations, housing associations, co-operatives and charities. She specialises in developing sustainable organisations through innovative methods of growth, franchising/replication and buying profitable private businesses, as well as investment readiness support. She is a Churchill Enterprise Fellow for 2018.

Sharlene Chen, associate consultant. Sharlene’s area of interests includes migration, social justice, and fostering sustainability at a global level, and her research experiences range from migrant labour rights and stateless children in Taiwan to irregular migration in Europe. With a dedication to International Politics and Human Rights issues, Sharlene has experiences in working with NGOs, advocacy and policymaking in refugee and asylum seeker rights, and writing in regional conflicts and the human rights crisis in Asia.


Technical Team

Deeksha Sharma
Associate consultant

#DecentWork #ForcedLabour #Sustainability #Gender

Professional Experience | 4 years in the development sector

Specialisation | Gender, social development and inclusion, sanitation and forced labour in India

Geographic Concentration | India

Description | Diversified experience in advocacy and research for international organisations, think tanks & not-for-profits, with a keen focus on social development, inclusion, forced labour, gender, well-being and promoting global sustainability. Loves writing poetry, sky/stargazing and enjoys art and creativity.

María Julia Moreyra
Senior consultant

#GirlsandAdolescentsRights #MigrantsandDisplacedPersons

Professional Experience | 17 years in gender, human rights, international humanitarian law & 11 years in modern slavery

Specialisation | Gender Issues and Human rights protection towards vulnerable groups in Argentina and in Latin America and the Caribbean

Geographic Concentration | Latin America and the Caribbean

Description | Experienced in working with NGOs and States institutions on developing possible solutions and public policy advice in order to prevent violations of the rights of the most vulnerable groups in our communities. Lover of nature, dogs and outdoor activities.

Ali Adenwala
Associate consultant

#MigrantRights #LabourLaw #HumanTrafficking

Professional Experience | 2 years in human rights law, both as a researcher and in practice

Specialisation | Law and policy combatting human trafficking and forced labour in Bahrain

Geographic Concentration | Bahrain

Description | Skilled in qualitative research in human rights and immigration law, with practical legal experience representing vulnerable clients in their legal claims. Former actor, avid language learner.

Salil Shah
Senior consultant

#Security #YouthEmployment #ForcedMigration

Professional Experience | 10 years in the development sector

Specialisation | Project Management, Safety & Security, Forced Migration and Youth Employment.

Geographic Concentration | sub-Saharan Africa

Description | Project and international development specialist with extensive experience supporting project implementation through partnership management, resource management and scheduling, training, reporting, capacity building and evaluation. Lover of outdoor activities, theatre and art.

Jeremia Humolong Prasetya
Associate consultant

#ModernSlaveryatSea #FishersRights 

Professional Experience | 3 years in International Law of the Sea & 2 years in Labor Law

Specialisation | Irregular migration by sea, forced labour and trafficking in fisheries

Geographic Concentration | Indonesia

Description | Holds an LL.M of Public International Law from Utrecht Universiteit and Bachelor of Law from Universitas Indonesia. Experienced in legal research and writing relating to the international law of the sea and labour law. Experienced in working with multiple international NGOs, universities in the United Kingdom and Indonesia, local CSOs, and the Indonesian government in analyzing and developing policies on the law of sea-related issues, such as the protection of fishers and fishing workers’ rights, IUU fishing, and irregular migration by sea. 

Alba Alonso
Senior consultant

#HumanTrafficking #Gender
#ForcedMigration
#ForcedLabour

Professional Experience | 13 years in human rights law, labour law, gender-based violence & 8 years in human trafficking and forced migration

Specialisation | Human Rights Protection and Migration (Human Trafficking, Migrant Smuggling and Asylum). Lecturer & Senior Trainer. International Cooperation Specialist

Geographic Concentration | Spain & Latin America

Description | I have a long experience in legal assistance, advocacy, research, public policy technical advice, drafting of legal proposals, strategic litigation, designing and implementation of trainings, etc. I have also worked with different international NGOs in different countries (Spain, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, etc).  I love reading, travelling and hiking.

Prudhvi Pavuluri
Senior consultant

#Poverty #Livelihoods
#SocialDevelopment

Professional Experience | 10+ years of in creating livelihoods, ending slavery, migration, Resettlement and government advisory

Specialisation | Field work, Public Private Partnerships, CSR, Employment

Geographic Concentration | India and South Asia

Description | Has an interdisciplinary background in Engineering, Information Technology, Sociology, public administration and development sector. He has experience with governments of various countries, multilateral organisations, NGOs and the private sector. He previously worked as a Managing Director establishing a centre in Ashoka University and was previously a Prime Ministers Fellow, India and German Chancellor Fellow.

Mankah Fombang
Consultant

#HumanRights
#WomenandGirlsRights
#InternationalCriminalLaw

Professional Experience | 2 years in international criminal law, 5 years in human rights

Specialisation | Programme Management, African Human Rights System, International Criminal Law

Geographic Concentration | sub-Saharan Africa

Description | Expertise in legal research, drafting, analysis and writing. Experience with international criminal tribunals, multilateral development finance institution, law firms, and NGOs. Extensive experience in programme management and implementation.

Anna Sher
Associate consultant

#HumanTrafficking
#MigrantRights
#ForcedLabour

Professional Experience | 2 years in the development sector

Specialisation | Anti-trafficking work in Mekong area, Migrant Rights in Taiwan

Geographic Concentration | Taiwan, Southeast Asia (Mekong area)

Description | Committed to human rights advocacy and supporting vulnerable groups. Skilled in researches focusing on human trafficking issues in the Mekong area and migrant labour rights in Taiwan. Worked with NGOs on humanitarian aid projects in Southeast Asia and East Africa. Loves swimming in the ocean, riding a scooter, and a good cup of tea.

Maryna Parfenchuk
Associate consultant

#HumanRights #CivilWars
#WomensRights
#EasternEurope

Professional Experience | 7 years in international development and human rights through volunteering, academic work and professional engagement

Specialisation | Sociology and Human Rights, Eastern European studies, post-Soviet spaces and identities, Civil War Scholarship 

Geographic Concentration | Eastern Europe

Description | Highly committed to human and women’s rights in Eastern Europe, especially in conflict areas. Passionate and driven to ensure the life of dignity for all and end human exploitation. Focuses on the marginalized and vulnerable in the context of an ongoing or post-civil war environment. A multilingual and a multitasker; lover of cultures and critical thinking.

Alissa Mustre del Rio
Associate consultant

#MigrantWomensRights
#Intersectionality #InternationalHumanRightsLaw

Professional Experience | 4 years in the human rights and advocacy sectors, 2 years in development and research sectors

Specialisation | Migration & Security, Gender Equity, Social Justice & Intersectionality

Geographic Concentration | Latin America & the Caribbean, more specifically Mexico

Description | Human rights and humanitarian action professional with substantial and varied experience in the professional and academic fields. Experienced in working with NGOs, non-profit organisations, think tanks, State institutions that focus on social justice, human rights, development and advocacy. Loves to read, hang out with her cat, and cook Mexican food.

Lord Mawuko-Yevugah
Senior consultant

#HumanRights #ChildLabour
#CorporateAccountability

Professional Experience | 20 years in journalism, academia and research

Specialisation | global power shifts, human rights, youth cultures, globalisation and global value chains

Geographic Concentration | sub-Saharan Africa

Description | Political economist and international relations specialist with MPhil in development studies from University of Cambridge, UK and PhD in political science from the University of Alberta, Canada. Effectively combines academic research with advocacy and activism around governance reform, social justice, child rights protection, economic inclusion and corporate accountability. Current research focuses on various forms of exploitation, forced labour and human rights abuse in Ghana’s mining and petro-chemical industrial complex. Lover of James Bond movies.

Carolina Salazar
Consultant

#GenderJustice
#FeministDigitalEconomy
#FairWork #LabourRights

Professional Experience | 4 years in the development and sustainability sector, 5 years in academic research, 2 years in digital labour, feminist economies, gender and future of work

Specialisation | Gender, sociology of labor, anthropology, feminist economies, digital labour, and sustainable cities

Geographic Concentration | Latin America and the Caribbean

Description | Multidisciplinary professional and scholar experienced in coordinating and facilitating for multi-sector parties (public sector-civil society-NGO), analyzing public policy and territorial development, with a keen focus on gender inequalities, labor rights and sustainability. Passionate about bicycles and domestic composting. Loves nature, cats and dogs.

Mira Fey
Senior consultant

#HumanTrafficking
#LabourExploitation
#ProtectionOfVictims #Gender #LabourRights

Professional Experience |  7 years research & 3 years in practice in policy analysis and evaluation linked to human rights protection and gender, migration, and LGBTQI+ rights

Specialisation | State interventions against labour exploitation and human trafficking of vulnerable groups

Geographic Concentration | Europe and Northern America

Description | Researcher, educator, and organiser with a passion to end labour exploitation through fighting root causes. Holds a PhD in Political Science/International Relations that focused on sex work policy from the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Experienced in analysing implementation and effects of different policies aimed at protecting vulnerable groups through qualitative and quantitative methods. Enjoys teaching, organising workshops and giving guest talks. Trilingual nature-lover and feminist.

Pallavi Chatterjee
Associate consultant

#IntersectionalPolicymaking #GenderAndDevelopment  #InformalWorkers   
#HumanRights

Professional Experience | 7 years in human rights research, training and mainstreaming initiatives in the realm of education, healthcare, gender and development

Specialisation | Gender-based violence and intersectional policymaking, the rights of informal women economy workers, human rights-based approaches to sustainable development, and vulnerability approaches to human rights protection

Geographic Concentration | India and South Asia, global

Description | Research and advocacy specialist with a keen interest in development, women’s rights and mainstreaming human rights-based and intersectional approaches in all policymaking initiatives, particularly to address the needs of vulnerable communities. Mildly obsessed with vanilla tea, lifting heavy things, and long walks. 

Kriti Sharma
Associate consultant

#EconomicSocialandCulturalRights #GenderEquality #InternationalHumanitarianLaw #IndigenousPeoplesRights 

Professional Experience | 2 years in public policy, human rights law and civil law as a researcher and practitioner

Specialisation | International Affairs, Public International Law, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Law of Armed Conflict

Geographic Concentration | India and South-East Asia

Description | Candidate at Dual Masters of International Affairs and Law from Sciences Po and Georgetown University Law Centre (2020-2022). Experienced in legal research and writing relating to international human rights law, specially economic, social and cultural rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Experienced in working with international think tanks like Human Development Research Initiative, Paris. Winner of Hardy C. Dillard Award for Jessup Competition 2019.  Former Bharatnatyam dancer, loves reading Pulitzer Prize winners for Fiction, dogs and Frida Kahlo.