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ADVOCACY OFFICER, EUROPE
Martina Divković serves as Advocacy Officer, Europe with ADF International in Brussels, Belgium advocating for fundamental freedoms and human rights at the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.
Martina Divković serves as Advocacy Officer, Europe with ADF International advocating for freedom of religion, life, and other fundamental human rights and freedoms at the institutions of the European Union in Brussels and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
Prior to joining ADF International, Martina Divković interned at the Embassy of Sweden in Zagreb working with the diplomatic staff and was also a board member of the Association of Foreign Affairs at Lund University promoting debates on politics and foreign affairs through collaborations with politicians, diplomats, and various experts. She also has experience working with the media as a PR consultant.
Divković holds a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in European and International Trade and Tax Law from Lund University, Sweden. She grew up in Sweden and has Croatian roots from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is multilingual, speaking fluent Swedish, Croatian and English as well as having a working proficiency in French.
News & Publications
Championing Faith-Based Education—Forced Closure of Teachers College Prompts the Bolivian Catholic Conference of Bishops to Sue Government
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia challenges the forcible closure of their teachers college, shut down by the 2010 General Education Act.
“Thoroughly illegitimate”: forced conversion and marriage of women and girls called out at UN event
Coinciding with the expert meeting of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance, the high-level event, hosted by Poland, Hungary, and ADF International, brought together the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief and other actors to discuss challenges and solutions to the problem of forced conversions.
“Not guilty!” verdict for silent prayer thoughtcrime
The charity volunteer and the Priest on trial for praying in an abortion facility censorship zone have both been acquitted of all charges in a ruling handed down by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 16 February, 2023.
Nigerian Human Rights Defender Appeals to International Community to Speak Out to Save Yahaya
Delegates from all over the globe were present at the 2023 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, DC over the last two days.