The ARTICLE 19
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Head of Fundraising and Development
Head of Fundraising and Development Fundraising Team

Marian Romero

Marian Romero

Marian has 17 years’ experience in formulating and managing development projects. She is currently responsible for consolidating and expanding the financial sustainability of ARTICLE 19 by implementing a robust strategy and vision of income-generating activities. She originally joined ARTICLE 19 in 2014 as Fundraising Officer.

Prior to ARTICLE 19, Marian was a Senior in-house Consultant in HTSPE’s Business development Unit (now called DAI Europe) for over seven years, with particular emphasis in procurement and management of projects funded by the EC/EDF. This provided her with excellent knowledge of and practical experience with rules, processes and procedures of the European Commission and the European Union, and required regular communication with EU delegations worldwide. Her professional experience has been mainly focused on Governance, Empowerment and Human Rights. Prior to joining HTSPE in 2007, she worked for two prestigious NGOs in Bolivia (Promujer; Ayuda en Accion-Bolivia), addressing political and civil rights, undertaking major research projects and designing policy strategies and campaigns.

She is fully conversant with PCM and donors’ rules and procedures, particularly EC, USDOs/DRL, DFID, bilateral donors (Norwegian MFA, SIDA and Canada MFA) and foundations such as MacArthur, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) or OSF. She is a qualified lawyer and worked as Crown Court Clerk for a solicitors firm in UK (2005- 2007). Marian holds a Bachelor of Law (School of Law, University of Granada, Spain) and an MSc in International Development by the University of Bath, UK.

Head of Gender and Sexuality
Head of Gender and Sexuality Gender and Sexuality Team

Judy Taing

Judy Taing

Judy joined ARTICLE 19 in 2011 and leads the international portfolio on sex, sexuality and gender rights. She developed and spearheads ARTICLE 19’s cross-cutting gender strategy, “The Mx Method”, ensuring that intersectionality and equity are at the forefront of the organisation’s global strategy, operations, and internal processes. She specialises in countering religious intolerance and hate speech, protection of human rights defenders and environmental activists, access to information, and is currently focused on combating technology-related violence against women. She has regional expertise in Southeast Asia and has designed and led large-scale projects in Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, she worked in the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia and was key in determining victim participation to the proceedings and establishing the evidence base for the crime of forcible population transfer. Judy holds an MSc Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science and Development from the University of California Berkeley.

International People & Culture Partner
International People & Culture Partner People & Culture Team

Marta Clave

Marta Clave

Marta joined ARTICLE 19 in September 2021, as the International People & Culture Partner, part of the People & Culture team at the International Office. Marta has a Masters of Human Resources from the University of Barcelona and a BA in Liberal Arts from Hunter University. She has worked in a variety of generalist HR roles with a focus on recruitment within the not for profit and international development sector since 2016. Prior to joining ARTICLE19, she worked for one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations and Freedom from Torture, a human rights organisation providing therapy and support to torture survivors. During the early phase of the COVID crisis in the UK, she worked leading the International Nursing recruitment programme for one of the NHS Trusts in West Yorkshire. Marta also worked in Egypt during the Arab Spring for Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance focusing on advocacy and psychosocial support to refugees and asylum seekers.

Director of People and Culture
Director of People and Culture People & Culture Team

Maxine Harrington

Maxine Harrington

A versatile, knowledgeable and focused senior human resources and organisational development practitioner with extensive multi-sector experience in both large and complex and medium sized global organisations experiencing significant growth and change.   With a record of accomplishment in change and transition, establishing the People and Culture offer, strengthening systems and people management capacity to deliver organisational objectives.

Maxine has worked in advocacy, development and humanitarian organisations such as V.S.O, Frontline AIDS (IHAA), R.I.S.E and Save the Children providing remote support to colleagues and management teams in East and Central Asia, East Africa and South Asia; living and working in India, Nepal and Greece leading country teams through change, new ways of working and rapid programme scale ups

Maxine is a chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development with a BSc in Psychology from University of Sussex, her time overseas motivated her to complete a Masters in Community Psychology at Brighton University and shaped her professional interests in developing values based people management practices appropriate to operating environments and country contexts.  Maxine’s primary role at ARTICLE 19 is to lead on the development and implementation of progressive values based people management practices.

International People & Culture Partner
International People & Culture Partner People & Culture Team

Rumana Ali

Rumana Ali

Rumana joined ARTICLE 19’s International office in London from August 2018, as part of the Human Resources (HR) team, now known as the People & Culture team, developing and maintaining the HR function and its practices and processes across the organisation. She has years of experience in recruitment and talent management, organisational development, people and office management, and generalist HR practices. She has a Masters degree in Human Rights at UCL, and is HR CIPD qualified. She is currently the International People & Culture Partner at ARTICLE 19, covering the following areas: recruitment, resourcing and talent planning; the full employee life cycle; HR policies and practices across A19; contracting procedures; monthly payroll; employee relations; employee well-being; coaching; talent management; organisation performance and development; HR systems and HR intranet; HR data analytics; and other ad hoc projects with the International HR team.

International People & Culture Partner
International People & Culture Partner People & Culture Team

Taiwo Azumara

Taiwo Azumara

Taiwo joined ARTICLE 19 in May 2021 as part of the People and Culture team. She is CIPD qualified with a diploma in International HR and a BA in Human Resource Management, and with over 15 years working within the HR field and the INGO sector, Taiwo comes with a wealth of experience in areas such as strategic HR, employment relations, employment law, performance and talent management, change management, coaching and training. Taiwo has supported teams from all over the world, from Latin America through to the Middle East and Africa and is passionate about capacity building managers, diversity and equity, cross cultural working and how these can all be harnessed to meet organisational objectives.

Senior Director for Law and Policy
Senior Director for Law and Policy Law and Policy Team

JUDr Barbora Bukovská

JUDr Barbora Bukovská

Barbora Bukovská has been ARTICLE 19’s Senior Director for Law and Policy since 2009. She leads on the development of all ARTICLE 19 policies and provides legal oversight and support to legal work across the organization.
Barbora has an extensive experience working with various organisations on a range of human rights issues, including protection from discrimination, access to justice, deprivation of liberty, reproductive rights and community development. She also initiated about 50 cases at the European Court of Human Rights on these issues and has published a number of reports and articles on a broad range of human rights.  From 2006 to 2008, she was the Legal Director at the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre, an international organisation working on the rights of people with disabilities in Europe and Central Asia.  She graduated from the Law School of Charles University in Prague and has earned a doctorate degree in law in Slovakia and an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. In 1998 and 1999, she was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Law School in New York.
Legal Officer
Legal Officer Law and Policy Team

Chantal Joris

Chantal Joris

Chantal joined ARTICLE 19 in 2022. Her work focuses on platforms regulation (content aspects) and freedom of expression issues relating to national security and privacy. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Chantal was an Associate at public international law firm Volterra Fietta, where she represented States and private entities before international and domestic courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, and advised on a wide range of public international law matters, including international trade law, international criminal law, international human rights law, State immunity and the protection of foreign investments.

Before that, Chantal practiced domestic and international litigation and advised clients on corporate matters, including, insolvency and white collar crime, at two leading Swiss law firms. In addition to her experience in private practice, Chantal worked as a judicial clerk in a Swiss district court. She also worked for several human rights organisations, where she focused on issues related to business and human rights, international refugee law and human rights in the digital age.

Chantal holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and an LLM from King’s College London, where she focused on public international law and international human rights law. She was admitted to the Swiss bar (Zurich) in 2018.

Law and Policy Team Assistant
Law and Policy Team Assistant Law and Policy Team

Kathleen Boyle

Kathleen Boyle

Kathleen joined ARTICLE 19’s Law and Policy Programme in early 2020 as the Law and Policy Programme Assistant. She supports the Law and Policy team on the development of their policies and legal work across the organisation.

Before joining ARTICLE 19, she was an intern at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Special Procedures department. She holds a Bachelor’s in Law and languages (French, English and Spanish) from the University of Nantes, France and a Masters in International Law from the University of Poitiers, France.