Emilie Linder, holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Geneva and a MA degree in Human Rights from Essex University. It is during her studies that she developed a real passion for human rights. The research she had conducted have allowed her to develop strong analytical and research skills on the topics of torture, gender-based violence and gender equality. She had the opportunity to work for various non-governmental organizations such as, the Association for the Prevention of Torture, Physicians for Human Rights and the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism. Thanks to her professional experience she developed skills in the areas of advocacy, project management and fundraising.