Hub Cities Associate, AfricanDefenders & DefendDefenders
Cristina is the Hub Cities Development Associate at AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network), working to strengthen the network for the benefit of human rights defenders across Africa. She holds a MA in International Security with a focus on human rights from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs and a BA in Social Sciences from Amsterdam University College. Before joining DefendDefenders as a research fellow in April 2018, she worked in a minority rights organisation in the Netherlands, and at UNICEF Algeria.
She also co-founded a social enterprise, conducted research and published articles on human rights issues, including a short documentary on refugees in Greece. Cristina is fluent in English, French and Italian.