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Sorcha Lanigan grew up in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Law degree from University College Cork and an MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University College London. She is currently completing an MA in International Relations at Leiden University and is also a part-time intern with the Global Human Rights Defence Force Netherlands.

Ms Lanigan has worked as part of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal in Dublin where she represented clients immigrating to Ireland from mostly developing countries and who were seeking asylum. She has also worked as a Legal Researcher for these clients in an immigration law firm in Cork that specialised in human rights. This involved interviewing refugee clients and preparing them for their hearings at the International Protection Appeals Tribunal.

Ms Lanigan is thrilled to be joining She Matters as her passion is to provide support to minorities in society, particularly women, and views refugee-led advocacy as one of the best ways to include a meaningful perspective in connecting with minorities and improving the policies that directly will affect them.