Mascha Matthews

Director Partnership Development

Would it not make sense to invest more in education geared to teaching people to have fewer conflicts, to communicate better in conflict and to be able to resolve them better?

Mascha started her career working on human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights for several NGOs and then moved into the justice field, designing and managing justice projects for the UN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

From firsthand experience, Mascha learned that investing in justice systems as they are, won’t do the trick. The justice gap for people is too large and the capacity to deliver with existing systems and procedures is too little. More and different is needed. Joining HiiL, Mascha is contributing to just that: At scale, trying to find or design solutions for people that have justice problems.

Mascha has an international background in legal studies, having studied Dutch and European Law (University of Amsterdam), Philosophy of Law (New York University) and Arbitration and International law (Columbia University).

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+31 70 762 0700
+31 6 1566 44 32