Jo Baker is an independent researcher and writer with a focus on human rights, access to justice and gender. She holds an MA (Distinction) in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and has a background in policy, advocacy and journalism, particularly in Asia. She is currently leading a research study in four countries for Denmark's Dignity Institute Against Torture (formerly RCT) on conditions for women in detention, and is consulting for UN Women's CEDAW regional programme in Southeast Asia. Jo has been published in over thirty newspapers, online portals and journals, from TIME to the World Politics Review, and has worked, among others, for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the International Crisis Group, International Service for Human Rights, the Law and Development Partnership, the Cairo Institute on Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and the Asian Human Rights Commission. Please see About for a full biography and list of publications.