Alphia Abdikeeva, the founder and manager of Pro Igual, has more than decade-long experience working on human rights of vulnerable groups: Roma, Muslims, migrants, and people with (mental) disabilities. She has been a consultant to a number of international governmental and nongovernmental organisations, including Open Society Foundations, OSCE, Council of Europe, Minority Rights Group, among others. Her expertise ranges from access to social rights: education, employment, housing and health rights, to gender issues and multiple discrimination, to ethnic data collection and national anti-poverty/social inclusion programmes. Alphia is based in Almeria.