MA Human Rights, 2007–2008
Christina Kaili, MA Human Rights, 2007–2008.
After leaving the School of Public Policy in 2008, I have been employed by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), an NGO active in the field of gender equality and women’s rights. As a researcher and project coordinator, I am involved in a combination of research, lobbying, advocacy and implementation of educational activities for a variety of target groups on gender equality and women’s rights. I also engage in monitoring gender equality policies and in the development of policy recommendations throughout my work so to influence the socio-political agenda regarding gender equality at a national, regional, European and international level.
Among other, as an active member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, I have worked in promoting women’s rights in political transitions and reforms. I have recently taken part in a group of experts to draft a study for the European Parliament entitled “Enhancing EU Action to Support Universal Standards for Women’s Rights during Democratic Transitions”. Since 2005, I have been an active volunteer member of the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) and currently participating as a Board Member working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The specialised knowledge I gained from the MA in Human Rights enhanced my professional expertise. My passion for social research and human rights activism led to my decision to pursue a PhD programme in Sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus.
Tavistock Square will always bring memories of valuable life experiences and I hope to collaborate with SPP colleagues in the future.