India-A Doris, Founder and Programmes Director
Our Founder has an illustrious career background including training as a teacher, developing Arts projects for young people, advisory work in the natural health and well-being industries and project management in a variety of charities where she delivered programmes that focused on poverty and institutionalised discrimination.
Delivering a nationwide peer mentoring project, for young people who wanted to 'break into' the creative industries, bought her to the attention of the United Nations where she was nominated for fellowship at the intergovernmental organisation. Being made a human rights fellow had a profound and personal impact on India, and she decided to utilise the enlightening experience to establish Creative Treaty.
India structures and delivers Creative Treaty's programmes, as well as provides expert guidance as part of our mediation services. She also regularly brainstorm new ways the organisation can grow and engage communities with human rights mechanisms.
In recognition of her achievements, India has also been honoured as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40.
India has this to say about human rights: "human rights underscores humanity, it is that simple. Creative Treaty aims to highlight the congruent links human rights has to community and individual wellness.
Human rights systems create healthy communities and those healthy communities are the foundation that help nurture positive wellness in individuals."
Jade Dos Santos, Programmes Assistant
Our Programmes Assistant is a recent graduate of International Human Rights Law from the University of Sussex, with a history undergraduate degree.
Initially, Jade began her journey at Creative Treaty as a Mediation Services Volunteer, where she primarily assisted in advocating for victims of human rights violations and abuse. As Programmes assistant, Jade’s responsibilities have expanded and she now supports the delivery of all our programmes.
Jade has always had a passion and belief in the importance and necessity of human rights. While her undergraduate dissertation focused on the history of human rights knowledge within the Palestinian Occupied Territories, her MA dissertation explored the racialisation of the EU border’s and it’s impact on the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
“Human rights assert a universal set of standards that everyone should possess regardless of citizenship, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex and other discriminating factors. I am proud to be working at Creative Treaty because the work we do directly challenges human rights violations and the lack of universal human rights acquisition."