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Susana is Director of International Programmes at Saferworld. She previously worked for eight years as Head of Programmes for an international organisation based in London, working in partnership with women’s rights organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America focusing on eliminating violence against women, increasing women’s political and civil participation, and increasing women’s access to resources. Prior to that, she was director of an organisation providing frontline services to refugee and migrant women and advocating at policy level to ensure their needs were incorporated in policies and practices. Before moving to the UK, Susana worked as Commissioner at the Defensoria del Pueblo (Human Rights Commission) in Peru, carrying out research on human rights to provide recommendations to the government, and managing programmes to strengthen good practices and respect for human rights across local governments and other stakeholders. Susana has also been Assistant Lecturer in International Human Rights Law in Peru. Susana is a lawyer and has a Masters degree in Public Policy from UCL.

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