Anna Sevortian

Anna is Executive Director at the EU- Russia Civil Society Forum.

She has over fifteen years of experience in working on civil society and human rights in the Former Soviet Union with her most recent position being Director for Human Rights Watch (Moscow office) between 2010-2013.

Anna was previously Deputy Director of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights (CDDHR, Moscow), a non-profit organisation which aims to support the development of democratic institutions and sustainable mechanisms for human rights protection in Russia. The Center analyses policy issues, develops recommendations for governmental and non-governmental and international organisations, develops NGO networks and coalitions, and organises advocacy campaigns. At the time of the 2006 Fellowship Programme, Anna worked for the CDDHR as their Information and Research Coordinator.