Alan joined MRN in 2013 to coordinate UKREN, a network of local and national organisations across the UK that work to combat race discrimination within a European context. MRN currently holds the secretariat of UKREN.
Alan also manages the C.O.N.T.A.C.T and the Mobile EU citizens one stop shop projects.
Alan is also the Founder and Chief Executive of Equality, a charity that works to uphold and secure the rights of the Roma ethnic minority group who migrated to Great Britain and Northern Ireland from Eastern European countries.
Fizza is the Director of the Migrants’ Rights Network. She joined MRN as the Director Designate in August 2016.
She previously worked at the Terrence Higgins Trust for just over 3 years covering the London and East of England sexual health and HIV services. Before this, she worked as a Programme Manager for an international medical humanitarian organisation where she was responsible for its UK independent health clinic, and health advocacy programme supporting migrants to access healthcare.
Fizza has a degree in Human Rights and Social Change and Biotechnology. She has previously served as Board Member of MRN, the Institute of Race Relations and Healthwatch Newham.
Her interests include; immigration, race, islamophobia, music and travelling
Alan joined MRN as a Parliamentary Consultant in January 2017, and in April took on the role of Policy and Parliamentary Director.
Alan has 10 years experience working in advocacy and public affairs. He started his career working for an MP and government minister in parliament before working in international development and human rights for leading NGOs, including CAFOD, CSW and Amnesty International.
Alan was born in Pakistan and lived in Spain for 5 years before coming to the UK. He grew up in east London, where he continues to live today.
Anna joined MRN as The Outsider Project Manager in February 2017. The Outsider Project supports migrants affected by the negative discourse around immigration, and promotes a positive narrative demonstrating the benefits of living in an open society where migration is commonplace.
Anna comes from a campaigning background, most recently working with Oxfam to take their refugee rights campaign on tour around Latin America, Europe, North America and Australia. Before this she worked at Restless Development as the Global Campaign Coordinator, leading the organisation’s youth engagement on the action/2015 campaign, calling on the UN to set ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.
Clara is a postgraduate in International Relations from the University of Bologna, with an academic background in migration policies, integration and belonging. She currently works as business developer, launching start-ups and enterprises to support local development.
Alina joined MRN as Policy Consultant in October 2015.
Alina has a background as a researcher and project coordinator in the fields of migration and development. She has published work on Swedish migration policy, the Welfare State and social conflict in a comparative European perspective and worked with the Red Cross EU Office and the UNDP/UNV Brazil.
In parallel to her work on migration issues as a researcher and activist, Alina has developed a career as a strategic communications consultant advising senior-level management on how to use storytelling and narrative to drive organisational change.
Alina holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London and a BA in International Relations and Development from Sussex University.
Alan joined MRN in 2014 to run the EU Migrant Voices Project. The project successfully increased the number of interventions by EU migrant spokespeople in the UK media in the run up to the May 2015 general election. He ‘put the band back together’ and re-enlisted some of the original volunteer spokespeople and recruited new ones for a project on free movement in the EU in the run-up to the 2016 referendum. He also updates our website content and edits our weekly newsletter.
He is an award-winning freelance public relations professional specialising in human rights and equality; learning disability; social housing and homelessness; and environmental issues.
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