Originally a graphic designer, Michala Clante Bendixen started working with refugees on a voluntary basis in 2007. Over the years, she created the humanitarian organisation Refugees Welcome Denmark, which became her full time occupation. The organisation provides free legal advice for refugees and works on the political level for refugee rights. Bendixen received the Human Rights Award 2014 from the Danish Council of Human Rights. She is widely acknowledged for her personal engagement and her great knowledge on the subject, and a frequent guest in the Danish media.
(updated in June 2019)