About Dodo Karsay, Research and Information Officer

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Dodo Karsay is a human rights researcher and consultant. Over the past six years, their areas of focus have included the rights of LGBTQI people, women, asylum seekers and refugees, and persons with disabilities.

Dodo KarsayIn the past three years Dodo has supported numerous international human rights and LGBTQI organizations as a consultant, including ARC International and Transgender Europe. Their research has primarily focused on how to advance SOGII issues at the UN. In 2010-2013 Dodo worked at the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre, where they lead on international advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities in the context of torture prevention. They have worked extensively with UN and Council of Europe mechanisms.

Dodo is also a feminist queer and non-binary activist and has been involved in advocacy and grassroots organizing work for over 10 years, mainly in Budapest. They currently serve as an advisor to Budapest Pride, where they previously were a spokesperson and organizer. Dodo was also a board member of the Hungarian LGBT Alliance in 2014-2016.

Dodo earned their degrees in Human Rights (Central European University, MA), Sociology (Eötvös Loránd University, MS), English (Eötvös Loránd University, MA) and was a scholarship student in Afro-American Studies at the University of California Los Angeles.