Our Team

Executive Director

Eva Buzo

Eva Buzo is the Executive Director of VAI.   She is a human rights lawyer with fifteen years of experience working with victims of human rights violations in East Africa, South Asia and Australia for organisations including World Vision, Save the Children and BRAC. Eva has a MA from Hamburg University and a JD from Australian National University. She is completing her PhD in law at Queensland University of Technology on victim representation in international accountability mechanisms. Eva is on the Justice Rapid Response roster as an international criminal investigation expert. Eva is also a barrister practicing at the NSW Bar and is a member of Black Chambers. In her spare time Eva is an avid musical theater fan and a marathon swimmer. She is currently training to swim the Cook Strait.

Meet Me On:
Deputy Director

Clare Brown

Clare Brown is the Deputy Director and co-founder of Victim Advocates International. She coordinates the network of victim groups at VAI as well as overseeing research and advocacy. Clare is an international human rights lawyer with nine years experience working on accountability for human rights violations and international crimes, with a particular focus on access to justice for victims of sexual violence. She has worked on cases from Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Myanmar and is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Meet Me On:
Advocacy & Investigations

Anand Mangnale

Anand is Advocacy Communications & Investigations Manager at VAI. He is a Social & Political Campaigner, Researcher & Activist. He has a Masters ‘Media Campaigning & Social Change’ from University of Westminster, London. He has written a book ‘The Drugged State of Punjab’ narrating the harsh reality of the drug issue in Punjab. He has worked as campaigns & Communications Advisor to ‘Islamic Relief India’, part of Islamic Relief Worldwide, world’s largest humanitarian organisation, to help them with their outreach & inclusive branding. He is Co-founder & Campaigns Director at ‘Crowdnewsing.com‘, a platform to support Independent Journalism & Co-founder of www.ourdemocracy.in , India’s first and only Socio-Political Campaign Crowdfunding company, which specialises in Democratic Interventions. He has worked with the Rohingya refugees in India and convinced them to take up a case against the Indian Government, which is responsible to prevent them from being deported from India right now.

Meet Me On:
Admin and Finance officer

Raazia Galaria

Raazia is the Admin and Finance officer of VAI. Coming from an accountancy background with an intermediate qualification in Chartered Accountancy, she is highly knowledgeable and experienced in International Accounting. A great organizer she is, with the constant urge to keep her self updated. A creative person with her hobby being poetry writing adds to her versatility.

Meet Me On: