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@
Richard Hydes is Research Officer at the CHRI London office, focusing on research and advocacy on contemporary forms of slavery and human trafficking. Richard also coordinates the compilation and dissemination of the weekly CHRI Human Rights Update. He has a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Manchester. He can be reached at richard@
Charlotte is Project Assistant to CHRI's 8.7 programme on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery and human traffikcing, supporting with research as well as coordination of the Commonwealth 8.7 Network. She also issues the Human Rights Update. Charlotte holds a BA in English Literature and Language from King’s College London and is currently also pursuing an MSc in Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). In addition to her role with CHRI, Charlotte is a reporter for ‘The IWI: Institute for Feminist Policy Reform’, advocating for the rights of women globally. She can be contacted at charlotte@
Nesma El Shazly is Project Officer to CHRI’s 8.7 Programme on Eradicating Contemporary forms of Slavery and Human Trafficking at the CHRI London Office. Nesma holds a master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London and has over 5 years of experience in the planning and implementation of international anti-human trafficking projects. Prior to joining the CHRI London Office Team, Nesma was a Project Officer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, where she worked on a regional project to prevent and combat human trafficking in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to her role at CHRI, Nesma is also a Research Assistant at the University of Calgary’s Refugee Health YYC Team. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara Ly is a Media and Communications Intern supporting the CHRI London office's communication strategies. Cara holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Bath and is currently studying for an MSc in Climate Change with a focus on environmental policy and sustainable development. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Johanna Straatman is a Research and Advocacy Intern supporting the CHRI London office in its research and advocacy work on contemporary forms of slavery. She holds a BA in International Development and an MA in War Studies from King’s College London. Johanna also has an MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clara Gasso is a Research and Advocacy Intern supporting the London office with its international advocacy efforts and research on contemporary forms of slavery across the Commonwealth. She holds a BA in International Justice from the University of Leiden, in The Netherlands. Clara is currently pursuing an MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She can be contacted at email@example.com.