Hazel has worked and volunteered in the refugee and humanitarian sector for 17 years, in various roles in the UK, Europe and Sudan. Most recently she was the National Director at NACCOM, a national network of organisations working to end destitution amongst migrants. Prior to this she was the Director at the Asylum Support Appeals Project, a charity providing access to justice for people seeking asylum. She is currently the Chair of the Metropolitan Migration Foundation and a consultant Elder with Doulas Without Borders.
She has a degree in Law, and is based in Whitley Bay on the beautiful North East coast, so when she isn’t working she’s on the beach – or sometimes trying to do both!
Farah has international work experience in the Third sector across research, education and programme delivery, with a focus on refugees and asylum seekers. Her previous role at Resourcing Racial Justice has sparked her interest in grant making. She was awarded multiple scholarships, culminating in obtaining a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) specialising in Women, Peace and Security Studies. Her dissertation focused on men and masculinities among Syrian refugees. Farah is also a member of an all-women’s dance company called ‘Hawiyya’ [identity].
Annie is a writer, poet and has worked in the charity sector for 9 years. She has an MA in Human Rights and a degree in Law and International Studies . Annie has over 5 years experience in co-production and is passionate about building networks to bring about social change.
She set up a working group led by minoritised communities in 2019 alongside the local Community Development Agency. The aim of the group was to transform the provision of mental health services for minoritised communities in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. This influenced provision of mental health services in the borough.
She additionally led multi sector networks consisting of youth services, young people and other agencies such as businesses and local authorities to inspire cross- sector collaboration and create opportunities for young people.
Prior to starting at Justice Together Initiative, Fidelia worked as a Grants Officer for the Research Project Grant scheme at the Leverhulme Trust. Her other experience has been varied and ranges from teaching in a state school in Bucaramanga, Colombia, to administrative work at a number of London schools and working at a Buddhist centre in South London. She has also volunteered and fundraised for a number of small London based charities.
She has a degree in Psychology (with a dissertation on the emotional response to music), is based in South London and when time permits is usually found meditating or experimenting with yet another recipe for pistachio and lemon cake.
Alex has worked and volunteered in a range of places addressing migration issues, from the British Red Cross Refugee Services in Nottinghamshire, to the Azerbaijan Migration Centre in Baku, as well as spending several years as a caseworker for a busy immigration and asylum practice in North London. He also has experience of project design, fundraising and coordinating a network of lawyers from across Europe.
He has a law degree (although this feels like a long time ago now for him) and a Masters in International Relations. When not working, you might find him swimming or at the cinema.
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