The ARTICLE 19
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Head of Finance Finance and Operations Team

Ahmed Bangura

Ahmed Bangura

Ahmed is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA in Finance from University of East London. He has over 13 years experience in a variety of management and financial accounting, internal and external audit and project accounting roles both in the UK and overseas. He spent over 9 years working for KPMG Sierra Leone as an Auditor and Financial Management Specialist providing consultancy and other financial management services to various INGO’s and Government Agencies. In the UK, Ahmed has provided support in financial management to a number of Charity Organisations, and has particular experience in charity statutory reporting (SORP), implementing new accounting systems and developing strong systems and procedures of financial control. Ahmed joined ARTICLE 19 in September 2012 from Tower Hamlet CVS where he was the Finance Manager.

Fundraising and Development Officer
Fundraising and Development Officer Fundraising Team

Etienne Koeppel

Etienne Koeppel

Etienne joined ARTICLE 19 early 2020 as the Fundraising and Programme Development Officer at the International office based in London. In this capacity, he is responsible for the financial sustainability of the organisation. He dedicates his time researching funding opportunities, communicating with donors, and supporting teams by coordinating, co-designing, and writing project proposals.

Hailing from Washington DC, he previously worked in freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in Freedom House’s Emergency Assistance Programme and in programme development at Search for Common Ground.

Etienne holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a M.Sc. in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he specialised in the study of terrorism, social exclusion, and ethno-religious conflict.
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 HR Officer Human Resources Team

Rumana Ali

Rumana Ali

Rumana joined ARTICLE 19’s International office in London in the summer of 2018, as part of the Human Resources (HR) team developing and maintaining HR practices and processes across the org. She gained years of experience specialising in the areas of Recruitment, People and Office Management, and generalist HR practices in other major companies since completing her studies. She is currently the International HR Officer at ARTICLE 19, managing the Recruitment cycle; New starter onboarding and Inductions; Supporting the entire employee life cycle; Maintenance of HR systems and the HR intranet pages; Communications of HR policies and practices across A19; Development and Implementation of A19’s Well-being programme; and involved with other ad hoc projects with the rest of the HR team. She became especially interested and passionate about working in a human rights organisation after she studied a Masters degree in Human Rights at UCL.

International HR Officer
International HR Officer Human Resources team

Abosede Osunsanya
@AbosedeOsunsanya

Abosede Osunsanya
@AbosedeOsunsanya

Abosede has substantial experience of supporting the complete employee life cycle in a diversity of organisations in the not-for-profit and public sector including United Nations Population Fund. In addition to Abosede’s HR professional experience, Abosede has also undertook general management roles providing supported housing for women. Along with a recognised coaching qualification, Abosede is a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development with a first degree in Law and a Master in law LLM.

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.
Senior Legal Officer Law and Policy Team

Gabrielle Guillemin

Gabrielle Guillemin

Gabrielle joined ARTICLE 19 in 2011. She leads the organisations’ work on digital rights policy issues, including intermediary liability, privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications and cybercrime. She has led interventions or advised on cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the French Conseil d’Etat, the Supreme Court of Canada, the UK and Kenyan courts among others. She has given evidence before the UK House of Lords Committee on social media and criminal offences. From 2013 to 2015, she was a member of the Council of Europe Expert Committee on Crossborder flow of Internet Traffic and Internet Freedoms (MSI-INT) and from 2012 until 2016, she was a member of the UK Multistakeholder Advisory Group on Internet Governance (MAGIG). She regularly speaks at public events and conferences on digital rights and Internet freedom issues around the world.

Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Gabrielle worked as a registry lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights for four years. She holds an LLB – Maitrise de droit français (1stClass) from Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne – King’s College London and an MSc Human Rights (Distinction) from the London School of Economics. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006

Legal Officer
Legal Officer Law and Policy Team

Paulina Gutierrez

Paulina Gutierrez

Paulina is the former Digital Rights Programme Officer at ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America Office. She is an international human rights lawyer and Internet freedom advocate in Latin America. Paulina holds a degree in Law and another one in International Relations, she holds specialisation degrees on privacy, intellectual property and the Inter American Human Rights System. Her professional experience includes twelve years working on human rights policy research, human rights violations legal advisory, freedom of expression and gender issues. During the last four years she designed and developed the digital rights agenda for ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America Regional Office, including innovative approaches to study and exercise Freedom of Expression and Information online. She is also a member of INDELA’s Advisory Board and BENETECH’s Human Rights Program Advisory Board.