CEU Women Making a Difference | Alumna Victorina Luca Receives Inaugural Global Anti-Racism Champions Award
CEU alumna Victorina Luca was honored as an awardee in the U.S. State Department’s inaugural Global Anti-Racism Champions Awards this month for her changemaking work championing racial equity in Moldova. Luca is one of six outstanding civil society leaders awarded, all of whom were nominated by U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.
Luca graduated from CEU in 2013 with a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the Department of Legal Studies following her participation in the university’s Roma Graduate Preparatory Program. She is a human rights lawyer and founder of the Roma Awareness Foundation, and for the past five years has served on the Moldovan parliament’s Council for Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination. Luca has advised international organizations, including the United Nations, World Bank and Council of Europe as an expert on the inclusion of marginalized people. She also operates Radio Patrin Moldova, which broadcasts the language and culture of Moldovan Roma to audiences all over the world.