Team London - SDG 8.7

Team London - SDG 8.7


Ugonna Ukaigwe - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Ugonna Ukaigwe is Programme Manager at the CHRI London office. She is a lawyer and a development professional, and offers over twelve years' experience of working in the NGO sector where she has successfully championed the adoption and review of policies and legislation by regional and national level governments. Her achievements include championing the passage of the Right to Information Law in Ghana, while working as the Coordinator for the Ghana Coalition on the Right to Information, hosted by the CHRI Africa Office. She previously worked as the National Coordinator for the Ghana Civil Society Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals where she was noted for enhancing the visibility and recognition of civil society advocacy on the SDGs. She can be contacted at ugonna@humanrightsinitiative.org

Laura Skadhauge Bloom - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Laura Skadhauge Bloom is Legal Research and Advocacy Officer to CHRI's 8.7 programme on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery and human trafficking. Laura holds a JD from UCLA School of Law where she specialised in international and comparative law.  Prior to joining the CHRI London Office Team,  Laura served as a caseworker at the UK legal charity Reprieve where she advocated for the safe release and rehabilitation of individuals arbitrarily detained in as a result of abusive counter-terror policies. Laura can be reached at laura@humanrightsinitiative.org

Rowen Siemens - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Rowen Siemens is a Project Coordinator  at CHRI. Rowen has a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, and has acquired years of writing, research, and communications experience. She is currently the Communications Director at the BC Council for International Cooperation, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project, and has sat on several committees that engage with issues related to politics and public policy. She formerly worked with organizations such as Minority Rights Group International, and has a keen interest in the intersection between the environment and human rights.

Paresa Choudhury - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Paresa Choudhury is a Media and Communications Intern supporting the coordination of the Commonwealth 8.7 Network. Paresa holds a BSc in International Politics & Sociology from City, University of London and an MSc in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She can be contacted at paresa@humanrightsinitiative.org

Devon Hickey - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Devon Hickey is a Research and Advocacy Intern with the CHRI London Office supporting its advocacy work on contemporary forms of slavery. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and is currently pursuing a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He can be contacted at devon@humanrightsinitiative.org.

Brooke Brewer - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Brooke Brewer is a Bay Area, California native who is currently a rising 2L at Santa Clara University School of Law. Brooke graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 with a degree in Sociology with a focus on Crime and Justice. This course of study focused on the overlap of deviant behavior and social control eventually leading to an interest in human rights and International law.  

Madhavi Narayanan - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Madhavi Narayanan is a J.D. Candidate in the Class of 2022 at UCLA School of Law, and she holds a B.A. in South Asian Studies and Government from Harvard University. Before law school, Madhavi worked as a Teach for India fellow, teaching at a low-income primary school in Chennai for two years. She is passionate about international human rights law and hopes to become a legal advocate for children experiencing violence and other marginalized communities. She can be contacted at madhavi@humanrightsinitiative.org.

Armeen Haque - SDG 8.7, Team London Office

Armeen is the Media and Communications Intern at CHRI, London. A student of Digital Media at the University of Sussex, she has previously worked in various sectors within the creative industries including working for AIESEC to actively aiding local political campaigns in India. She has also volunteered at NGOs working towards educating underprivileged children, in India and Bangladesh. She is passionate about issues related to freedom of speech and expression, intersectional feminism and the growing economic disparities between the global north and south. An avid reader and a film buff, Armeen is very creative and never shies away from doing things out of the box. She can be contacted at armeen@humanrightsinitiative.org.