Ms. Suela Lala is the Executive Director of Together Foundation/ Fondacioni “Se Bashku”, an organisation that promotes the rights of persons with disabilities and is one of the few organisations in Albania to focus on Independent Living.

Suela is a disability rights activist since many years and previously she has worked in different projects for different organisations in Albania as a trainer/consultant/author always focusing on disability rights. She’s a member of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, that brings together representatives of disability organisations and Ministers of the government to shape and influence policy on disability. Suela is also a member of the Committee of Viewers and Listeners of the public broadcaster RTSH. Suela has studied law both in Albania and England and has a master degree in Public Law from the University of Tirana and she’s an alumni of the School of Political Studies, a programme of the Council of Europe, targeting new leaders. She is fluent in English and Italian, apart from her native language.

She is also a campaigner for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and a public voice on issues concerning the rights of persons with disabilities in Albania. Because of her activism, she has been recognised with several awards nationally.