Optimist, fighter for #HumanRights worldwide / Director of Global Initiatives @HRW / Mom of 3 boys / @ColumbiaSIPA Adjunct prof / #AthletesAgainstAbuse

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Joined January 2009
Damning findings in new @FIBA Report confirm research by @HRW, @NYTSports documenting sexual abuse of teen girls, extortion+retaliation in #Mali Basketball. The report is a vindication for survivors in Mali who took enormous risks to bring abuse to light: nytimes.com/2021/09/14/sport…
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Congratulations to @vm_wylbur @StatMegan and all @hrdag for this well deserved recognition. HRDAG has been an invaluable partner to so many seeking justice around the world. They’ve been there for me and @hrw time and again and we value their guidance and friendship deeply.
The human rights organisation @hrdag– receives the award for seeking justice behind the numbers. Read more about the #rafto2021 laureate here: rafto.no/news/the-rafto-priz…
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New research in Herat by @HalimaKazem and @hrw illustrates that, as abusive as statements and decrees by Taliban leadership in Kabul are, the actions of Taliban members on the ground are worse. hrw.org/news/2021/09/23/afgh…
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.@Apple and @Google capitulated to authorities in 🇷🇺Russia last week when they removed access to the @navalny Smart Voting app on the eve of the parliamentary election. Dispatch by @hrw's @deblebrown👇 hrw.org/news/2021/09/21/us-t…
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The Chinese Communist Party knows that empowered workers would be a threat to its members business model: thenation.com/article/world/… By @wang_maya
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Yes, I know how to snowboard but never tried to make it in a headline because that’s not something unique to pitch it to the editors. FYI: participating in Winter Olympics is not the openness that MBS is trying to sell. Using sports to hide HR abuses is called sports-washing.
Is there a gold medal for effort? Saudi Arabia hopes to qualify for its first Winter Olympics on.wsj.com/3kp5MM9
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The Covid-19 lockdown is not the first time Kenya has witnessed increased violence against women & girls during a crisis. Despite this, @hrw research shows how the government’s response to increased GBV during the pandemic has been too little, too late. hrw.org/news/2021/09/21/keny…
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The arc of global business is bending slowly towards justice for the most vulnerable, thanks to the great John Ruggie, architect of the UN Guiding Principles on Business+Human Rights. We @HRW will miss his wisdom--and will carry on his game-changing work: shiftproject.org/in-memory-o…
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Iran's authorities must immediately and unconditionally release #TomajSalehi, a dissident rap artist detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression. In his songs, he spoke out against repression, corruption, poverty and impunity & called for accountability.
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“The UK has days, not months, to save lives. It must make every effort to fulfil its promise and urgently relocate those Afghans who stood by our side when we were most in need.” @hrw@YasmineAhmed001#Afghanistan theguardian.com/global-devel…
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The new and inclusive Taliban - erasing Afghan women, their rights and interests as rapidly as they retook the country.
Taliban replaced the Ministry of Women’s affairs to the Ministry or Guidance, Virtue and Vice. Photo via social media
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🇭🇰Hong Kong’s government should drop all charges against leaders of civic group that had been holding annual mass vigils in Victoria Park to commemorate victims of 🇨🇳China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, say 62 Hong Kong + international human rights groups. hrw.org/news/2021/09/16/hong…
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At least 739 civilians have been killed in eastern DR #Congo's Ituri & North Kivu provinces since martial law began in May, showing urgent need to refocus attention on civilian protection and tighter military oversight. @hrw report: hrw.org/news/2021/09/15/dr-c…
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Seven now suspended in sexual abuse scandal in #Mali basketball “Federation has been negligent for DECADES in what appears an INSTITUTIONALISED system of sexual abuse, harassment, cover-ups” – a @FIBA report into Mali🏀finds Many failed by powers above bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/58576…
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