Swedwatch is an independent, non-profit research organisation. It investigates the extent to which companies, investors and authorities are taking responsibility for human rights and the environment. It focuses on countries where there is a high risk of abuses, and gives a voice to the people affected. Its aim is to reduce injustices and work to bring about positive development.

Malena has many years of experience as a researcher at Swedwatch with a particular focus on issues such as land rights, indigenous peoples´ rights, women’s rights and dialogue with local communities. She has a background in journalism and development studies and has previously worked in Latin America as a journalist and with development cooperation.