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We fundamentally believe that education is the backbone of any prosperous society.

We recognize that children and young people are a tremendous factor in terms of ensuring a favorable collective future.

We work to build bridges and strive to strengthen existing ties between nations, organizations, institutions, and individuals to move toward reaching our common, true goals as a society. We wish to include everyone.

It is in our best interest to involve and consider every member of our society — even those with whom we might disagree.  

Our fundamental values are deeply rooted in democracy, collective social action, cooperation, and social justice; the foundations and strength of any democratic society depend on education, above all human rights education. We work to engage the business community, as well as local governments to join us on behalf of the common good; collective action strengthens individual voices. We connect civil society, businesses, and governments using our training programs designed to foster a respect for human rights by providing the tools with which everyone can defend them.

Our primary objectives are to ensure an increased number of citizens have a working knowledge of human rights concepts, to improve the overall situation of the greatest number of our neighbors as possible, and to facilitate collaborative efforts between the general population and the greater European community — especially in terms of education and awareness initiatives promoted and backed by its governments for the benefit of all citizens.


The collaborators of the RFK Foundation for Human Rights are passionate defenders committed to the protection and promotion of human rights. Their tireless dedication and joint work drive positive change in search of a more just and equitable world.

Management Team

RFKSpain María Díaz de la Cebosa

María Díaz de la Cebosa


María Díaz de la Cebosa

President of CIS – The College for International Studies

President and founder of the International Studies Foundation in Madrid and Miami.

President and founder of the NGO Cruzada por los Niños.

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters awarded by Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts.

Miami “Key to the City” recipient.

RFKSpain Anthony Verrecchio

Anthony Verrecchio

Executive Director

Anthony Verrecchio

Anthony Verrecchio is originally from the Philadelphia area. He has lived in Spain for 15 years, where he has worked in an international education environment for a majority of that time, from preschool to university level and adults.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Rowan University, as well as an MBA from Endicott College, and has worked professionally as a journalist, education administrator, professor, and musician. He is exceedingly familiar with emerging and established technologies.

Anthony was a key member of the team that developed the RFK STTP human rights education program in Spain in 2015, via the International Studies Foundation and CIS University.

He is currently the executive director of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Spain.

RFKSpain Nuria Sánchez

Nuria Sánchez

Secretary of the President

nuria sánchez

Secretary of the Presidency of the CIS Educational Group, which is made of of CIS – The College for International Studies, IM – International Management Business School, IMLASS Consulting, the NGO Crusade for Children, the International Studies Foundation since 1992, as well as the RFK Human Rights Foundation.

In addition to the her duties as secretary of the presidency, she manages the administrative management of the foundation and collaborates with the rest of the team in other areas, such as drafting project documents, fundraising, events, translations, and much more.

Secretariat of International Management, CF Meryland, Madrid.

Nursing, Central Gómez Ulla Military Hospital, Madrid.

RFKSpain Beatriz Barraca

Beatriz Barraca


Beatriz Barraca

Beatriz Barraca Mairal es una profesional del mundo de la educación, que desde el año 1995 viene ejerciendo cargos directivos en diferentes entidades académicas.

Graduated in Information Sciences at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, and Master in Theory of the Arts at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, she began her professional career as a teacher of communication and negotiation, then went on to direct the Díaz Balaguer Study Center, and later the Zola Las Rozas Concerted School.

She was a member of the institutional team of the Zola Educational Group participating in the development of the Strategic Plan, together with the institutional team of its centers. She has participated in multiple congresses and international meetings on education.

She is currently the Director of Communication and External Relations at CIS University, and Secretary and Patron of the Foundation “International Studies Foundation”.

RFKSpain Francisco Ubierna

Francisco Ubierna

Academic Director

Francisco Ubierna

Professor Ubierna is an executive professional with a strong academic management background and deep expertise in education, training and research, having held management positions at General and Academic Board in Universities and Business Schools, like ICAI-ICADE Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Universidad de Nebrija, ESNE School of Design and technology and CESMA Business School.

He has promoted and managed training, research and educational projects at national and international level, in different programs of the European Commission. Founder and active member of several Alumni Associations.

Currently he is Academic Dean at CIS, The College for International Studies.

RFKSpain Carlos Martinez Almeida Morales

Carlos Martinez-Almeida Morales

(Non member) Board Secretary

Carlos Martínez-Almeida Morales

Founding partner of Martinez Almeida Abogados, Carlos holds a Law Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, he completed his PhD at the Autonomous University of Madrid in Commercial Law, and also took postgraduate courses at Georgetown University in Washington DC, he is an arbitrator of the Spanish Court of Arbitration and litigation, and a specialist, with more than 20 years of professional experience.

He is Secretary of the Board of Directors and Legal Advisor of various companies in the health, industrial, technological, and financial fields.

He is the Treasurer for the Anar Foundation for Childhood Assistance, an area in which he has furthermore participated actively and frequently as President of the Children’s Organizations Platform.