Meet the Barcelona's Coordination Team of the Project "Not Alone in Europe"
Marianela Clinaz is a Human Rights Activist, Feminist, Researcher and Lawyer specialised in Human Rights taking a gender studies master course in Barcelona`s University.
Eternal activist who has been part of Amnesty International Argentina youth team for over 4 years, where she has facilitated workshops in Sexual and Reproductive health, gender stereotypes and Gender Violence. Now she collaborates in Barcelona with a migrants and refugees organisation where she teaches workshops of procedures for LGBTIQ+ community to claim their rights as migrants in terms of equal marriage, healthcare and gender identity.
Internationally, she is an external consultant of Red TraSex LAC, Sexual Workers organisation from Latinoamerica and the Caribean, to whom she writes the reports to Human Rights Protection Organisms and also she is part of a research team from Buenos Aires University about International Criminal Law and Human Rights violations.
Currently, she is also a consultant for Otras sexual workers organisation in Barcelona, where she gives lefal adives in terms of gender violence, migration law and criminal law.
Guadalupe Begazo studied Law in her country of origin, Peru, and then in France. Currently she lives in Barcelona where she is doing a PhD on vulnerability and international protection.
Guadalupe has a master's degree in Migration and another in Public law. Her main research topics are gender, vulnerable groups and the right to asylum.
Aside of being an academic person she is also very active in activism especially concerning migrant and LGBT+ issues, she volunteers with different migrant associations and refugee NGO'S giving legal support and organizing different activities for the local population in Barcelona. She is also a theatre lover and collaborate also with an association called "La Xixa teatre" which works with "theatre of the oppressed" technique by which one can identify different opressions that often go unnoticed. She is also like sports and cinema, in the latter she is currently trying to participate in audiovisual projects within a strong social awareness content.
George Reginald Freeman is a Pan-African, sexual health educator, feminist, researcher and a human rights defender for people marginalised and discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
George is the Founder and Director of Pride Equality International and a proud volunteer for AHEAD Spain with over 13 years of experience advocating and defending human rights with a specific focus on LGBTQI youths.
He successfully advocates and lobbied the government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health & Sanitation, National AIDS Control Program and Sierra Leone Youth Coalition of HIV/AIDS for LGBTQI young people to have free access to treatment for Sexual Transmitted Infections and free access to condoms.
He provides training, moral and technical support to African LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees in Spain, Belgium and France with their asylum process and court proceedings. In partnership with UNHCR Catalan Committee, George has been a champion and motivational speaker through the awareness-raising campaign titled “We listen to Refugees”.
George is an International Human Rights Grant Advisor for The Pollination Project (TPP), a board member for African LGBTI network in Spain and also a Development consultant for Global Unification International.
Laura Huguet Fernández is a Psychologist specialised in Human Rights. Fighter, nonconformist and committed, Laura started her career as human rights’ defender five years ago. After serving as a volunteer in Portugal, she found a passion for Social Work, and decided to pursue a career in Human Rights.
In 2014, Laura got involved as activist in Amnesty International and, since then, she has carried out different roles within the organisation. Nowadays, she’s coordinator of an activists’ group, organising and implementing actions and campaigns of awareness to promote and defend Human Rights. Also, she’s responsible for Human Rights Education in her group, taking part on the research and elaboration of the HRE strategy at Catalonian level.
Laura has taken part in several national and international projects and, as well, she has been working as technician at ATENPRO’s program in Red Cross, project related with the attention and protection of gender violence’s victims.
Currently, Laura is running some internationals projects with AHEAD, association of educators in Human Rights from Barcelona, organising and implementing workshops and some public actions, such as Living Libraries.