Type of expert: Individual
First Name Iustina
Last Name Ionescu
Sector of Activity NGO
Primary Field of Expertise Equal rights and anti-discrimination
Years of Expertise
  • >7
Employment Availability
  • Collaboration
  • Consultancy
  • Short-term
  • Medium term
Geographic Experience / Focus
  • Europe
Gender Male
Equal rights and anti-discrimination
  • Women and gender equality
  • Other minorities
Countries you have worked in Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Poland
Job Title Director of Programs
Employer Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives (ECPI)
Sector of Activity NGO
Other Languages
  • English
  • French
English Professional Fluency
French Limited Knowledge
Papers / Articles Published

"- ""Stigma in the public discourse on abortion in Romania"", The New Review of Human Rights (Romania), No.3/2015, http://www.revistadrepturileomului.ro/contents_3_2015.html
- ""Discrimination and Its Sanctions - Symbolic vs. Effective Remedies in European Anti-discrimination Law"", European Anti-discrimination Law Review, No.19/2014, http://www.migpolgroup.com/wp_mpg/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Review-19-EN-web-version.pdf
- „Sexual and reproductive rights. The case of women living with HIV”, June 2011, http://www.ecpi.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Raport_femei-cu-HIV_website.pdf
- ""Trans persons in Romania. Legal recognition of gender identity"", February 2014, http://accept-romania.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Recunoasterea-juridica-a-identitatii-de-gen-a-persoanelor-trans-in-Romania-page-by-page.pdf"

Flagship Projects

"- “Promoting Equality - Strengthening the agents of change”, funded by the European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)/ Country-based Support Scheme (CBSS) in the Republic of Moldova (2014-2016)
- Member of the European Network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination (2012-up to present)
- FRALEX Expert for Romania reporting to the European Fundamental Rights Agency (previously EUMC) (2007-up to present)"

Additional info about your experience and skills

"Experience of using public information tools in relations with the Government and of cooperation with the civil society in order to obtain public information for various reports and monitoring tools. Experience in providing legal education training on Human Rights (especially Antidiscrimination, gender equality, sexual and reproductive rights, LGBT rights) for different legal practitioners (judges, public prosecutors, apprentices at the National Institute of Magistracy, legal counsellors, and lawyers), journalists, students, and NGO representatives. Competences in the field of human rights protection (law and practice of the international and regional mechanisms of protection).

Experience of coordinating and participating in working groups, good relations of working with governmental officials, civil society. Ability to select, prioritize and structure information received from public institutions and the civil society."

Managerial Experience Yes
Years of Managerial Experience 10
Trainings Institute for Human Rights, Turku/Åbo, 2005, 2006 (Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights & Intensive Course on Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)
Other Professional Certificates Training of trainers, Diploma issued by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth and the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection of Romania, 2009
Degree Awarded Master’s
Area of Study Law & Gender Studies
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