WHO WE ARE
Co-founder / Director of Campaigns and Communications
Robert Godden is a human rights campaigns and communication professional who specialises in the use of visual media for positive social change. Before setting up Rights Exposure, he was with Amnesty International for 15 years, from 2004-2014 as the Asia-Pacific Campaign Coordinator based in London, Kathmandu, and Hong Kong.
Robert is regularly invited to speak on the role of the image in social justice campaigns, including at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Magnum Foundation, Photo Kathmandu, SCAD, and World Press Photo Awards Days.
He holds an MA in South Asian Area Studies from SOAS, University of London, and is an alumnus of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts/Magnum Foundation Photography & Human Rights programme.
Co-founder / Director of Research and Advocacy
Norma Kang Muico is a human rights researcher with extensive experience working in Asia. At Amnesty International (2008-2015), she worked as the East Asia and Migrants’ Rights Researcher on projects in Nepal, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea.
As Advocacy Officer at Anti-Slavery International (2004-2007), she researched issues related to the trafficking and forced labour of North Koreans.
She holds an MSc in Social Policy in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in Asian Studies and International Relations from Bowdoin College.
Ivan Abreu is a filmmaker, producer and multimedia journalist with more than fifteen years of experience. He has worked internationally on a wide variety of film, TV and visual Internet productions.
He realized personal projects and worked as an editor and director at several TV stations (including Brazilian Public Television and MTV), at the Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona (CCCB), and at different production companies.
Ivan regularly teaches video and visual storytelling workshops and mentors journalists and students invarious countries and cultures. Some of his corporate clients include AFP Service, Getty Images, Lagardère Sports, Nikon Europe, Red Cross Netherlands, MSF, TEDxAmsterdamED and NOOR Photo Agency.
Mike Kaye has 25 years of experience in research and advocacy on human rights issues. At Amnesty International UK he managed the advocacy work for a coalition of 80 organisations working for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees (2008-2017). He was the Communications Manager for Anti-Slavery International (1997- 2008) and also spent three years working in Central America documenting human rights violations during the civil conflicts.
Mike has also been employed by a range of organisations, including the International Labour Organization, International Trade Union Confederation, Transparency International and the Consortium of Street Children, as a consultant to evaluate projects, deliver training programmes and assist in devising and implementing advocacy strategies.
He is a part-time lecturer in the Media and Communications Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of London and a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex.
Catherine Kim has over 10 years experience in NGO management and capacity building. As National Director of Amnesty International Korea (2004-11; 2013-17), she successfully transformed the organisation into one of the most dynamic and fast-growing national offices in Asia. Catherine has lent her expertise on organizational development and sustainable fundraising strategies to partner organisations in the region with particular expertise in face-to-face campaigns. Her holistic approach to team management helped maximise impact with moderate resources and adopt effective conflict resolutions strategies.
Prior to her work at Amnesty International, Catherine was a Coordinator at the Refugee Settlement Programme for the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association in Canada.
She holds a Master of Social work from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Social Work from the Catholic University of Korea.
Kevin WY Lee is a photographer, curator and creative director based in Singapore. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for photography & visual arts in Asia. Kevin has over 20 years experience working in the creative industry and the art sector in Asia and Australia.
Aside from his own practice as an artist, Kevin has served as curator and juror for various festivals and programmes, including the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), WMA Masters Award (Hong Kong), Odessa// Batumi Photo Days Festival (Ukraine), Belfast Photo Festival (United Kingdom), Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai Biennale (France), Hong Kong Photobook Awards, Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards (USA), and Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (Malaysia). Kevin is a Design graduate from the College Of Fine Arts, University Of New South Wales, Australia.
Shaivalini Parmar is a human rights analyst and project manager, who has experience working on a cross section of human rights and humanitarian issues in Myanmar and South East Asia. She has worked for a broad range of organisations including Civil Rights Defenders (2015-2017), Human Rights Watch (2013-2015), Oxfam (2018), and UN Women (2018-2019).
Shaivalini has particular experience working to advance women’s rights, including projects promoting gender equality, combatting gender based violence, and gender-responsive budgeting.
She holds a MA in Human Rights from SOAS, University of London, and BA from Bard College.
Mustafa Qadri began his career as a solicitor advising the Attorney-General of Australia (2003-06), first on indigenous land rights cases before Australian federal courts, then on international criminal treaty negotiations with states in Asia and the Middle East. He has also represented indigenous landowners in negotiations with multi-national mining corporations in Australia (2006).
As a journalist reporting for The Guardian (UK), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and others, he has carried out investigations in the Middle East and South Asia (2008-10). He was a senior human rights researcher with Human Rights Watch (2010-11) and Amnesty International (2011-2016).
He is the founder and Executive Director of Equidem Research and Consulting, a specialist human rights and labour rights consultancy.