Ms. Turza is a leading advocate for disability rights in Romania, with more than 10 years of experience in strategic communication, human rights, advocacy, strategic litigation and project management. She currently serves as the president of the European Centre for the Rights of Children with Disabilities (www.cedcd.ro), a nongovernmental organization based in Romania. Ms. Turza has wide experience managing national advocacy projects, a proven ability to foster grassroots support for public policy reforms, and has served as a spokeswoman for disability rights in the media. She is the author of the first national academic research on the special education system in Romania, Isolated Among Us (2015), and has written several academic articles on the right to inclusive education of children with disabilities.
Ms. Turza has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science (English curriculum) from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a Master of Laws in international humanitarian law, as well as several post-university specialty training courses in disability law, European anti-discrimination law and communication.