Capacity Strengthening Specialist
Aras is a Capacity Strengthening Specialist at ORAM. Previously, they gained experience working with various human rights organizations, primarily focused on LGBTIQ rights, and worked within different LGBTIQ grassroots organizations where they developed, designed, and implemented diverse projects. Aras recently coordinated a well-being program for at-risk LGBTIQ+ human rights defenders in Turkey while advocating for SOGIESC equality on the global stage. Aras is also a consultant for enhancing organizational resilience and well-being for civil society organizations. They have a BA in Social Work from Hacettepe University and is completing their MA in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padua. Aras is working on their thesis, which focuses on the holistic protection of LGBTIQ+ human rights defenders at risk.