Laura is a strong advocate for the empowerment of youth to contribute to positive change, sustainable development, and an inclusive, dignified and just society for all.
Over the last decade, she has gained comprehensive professional experience in managing organizations, programs and projects in the fields of human rights, advocacy and youth leadership across the globe. She has specific expertise in fostering leadership among highly diverse teams of youth and young professionals.
Laura is characterized by her drive to innovate, strong eye for process, detail and quality, and perseverance. She thrives by going beyond the traditional, by pioneering on the unbeaten path looking for concrete solutions to complex challenges.
Laura worked at the Centre for Conflict Studies (Utrecht University) and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, and served as Executive Director of non-profit organization CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality. She furthermore successfully developed the collective advocacy platform of the International Children’s Peace Prize winners, supported by the Nobel Peace Laureates. Laura served as Supervisory Board member of dance4life international until 2019 and is Chair to the United Network of Young Peacebuilders. Laura has a Masters degree (cum laude) in Conflict Studies and Human Rights (Utrecht University).
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“Change starts with us. Improvement is realized only when we dare to create change”.
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Humanity in Action The Netherlands and COVID - 19 UPDATE
The pandemic exacerbates the pressures on the functioning of the rule of law and democracy and further emphasizes the importance of the protection of human rights globally. Humanity in Action The Netherlands has made a number of programmatic adjustments in this context.
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