As the Global Networks Program Director, Silvia Fernández leads the Coalition’s programmatic work in Asia, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa, helping to build the capacity of almost 300 members in 65 countries through trainings and workshops, collaborative projects, cross-regional exchanges, and advocacy campaigns.

Throughout her career, Silvia has worked for and collaborated with a variety of public and private institutions dedicated to a spectrum of human rights work including education, advocacy and public engagement; has organized conferences and workshops on human rights, memorialization and transitional justice around the globe; and has spoken widely in international summits on memorialization and new methodologies for human rights education and social change.

Silvia has worked with the Coalition in various roles since 2008, providing overall support to its membership and leading the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects devoted to transforming sites of trauma into centers for positive social change.

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