Charlie Clements Fellow
Aniko is a human rights defender from Budapest, Hungary. For the past eight years, she has been working for the Refugee Program of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee as a Senior Program Officer. Her work focuses on protecting the rights of refugees through human rights monitoring, counselling, advocacy, and reporting.
In her professional life, Aniko has worked with victims of human trafficking, Roma and Jewish Holocaust survivors and their families, and refugees arriving in Hungary from all over the world. Since 2018, she serves as a board member of the Berlin-based EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, with a membership of 160 organizations from the EU and Russia. Aniko’s interests have always centered around social justice, protecting and empowering disadvantaged groups in society.
She holds an MA in Human Rights from the Central European University in Budapest. Aniko is currently a Mid-Career MPA student and a Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and is expected to graduate in 2020. She is one of the organizers of the Dubin Leadership Field Experience trip to the US-Mexico border.