Alexia Knappmann currently serves as advocacy coordinator at Amnesty International in Berlin, where she is in charge of developing Amnesty Germany’s policy strategy and advices the Secretary General. She arranges and attends high level lobby meetings on national and international level and continuously liaises with Members of the German Parliament as well as representatives of the German government to discuss pressing developments based on the research of the organization. She is also committed as a freelance editor-in-charge of the website www.menschenrechte-durchsetzen.de of the German United Nations Association, reporting on the human rights work at the UN level, global human rights challenges and country situations. As devoted human rights advocate, her professional experience ranges from working as MENA desk officer at Amnesty to consulting with Human Rights Watch, and conducting research as human rights observer with the International Peace Observers Network (IPON) in the Philippines. In this capacity, she was in charge of the IPONEteam in Mindanao, accompanying threatened local human rights defenders, documenting human rights violations, implementing various visits in conflict areas and conducting interviews with victims of human rights violation, security forces and state agents. She studied Political Science, Ethnology and Sociology at the Universities of Trier, Germany and Tampere, Finland and holds a master degree from the University of Trier.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: Germany
City of Residency: Berlin, Germany