Federica Settimi - Communications Intern
Federica joined ISHR after working for the International Disability Alliance, the global network of organisations defending the rights of persons with disabilities. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern and Contemporary Languages and Civilisations and a Master's degree in International Relations from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She is the co-founder of an Italian NGO called Equality, whose objective is to promote the positive image of persons with disabilities and advance their rights through awareness-raising activities such as conferences, exhibitions and public events, taking as its driving force that communications is pivotal to achieve wider inclusion and social change.
Hélène Sturny - Programme Intern
Hélène holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva where she submitted a thesis about corporate accountability for human rights abuses. While studying she was also coordinating a women’s rights group within Amnesty International. She aims to get a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics. Through her internship at ISHR, she is hoping to get an insight on how human rights defenders, NGOs, diplomats and the UN work and interact to protect people's fundamental rights. She hopes to develop her understanding of the main challenges that prevent the enjoyment of everyone’s most basic human rights and to get a better idea of solutions to overcome those barriers.