Jo is a writer, and an international human rights consultant. She has particular expertise in the fields of gender equality and violence against  women, and a background in civil and political rights advocacy. She has spent much of her career in Asia and has worked – in research, advocacy, evaluation and communications – for UN Women in New York and Bangkok, the International Crisis Group, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), the European Union, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID),  the Thailand Institute of Justice, and the Cairo Institute on Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), among others. She recently led and produced a series of multi-country research studies on conditions for women in detention, launched at the UN Human Rights Council, and conducts impact assessments for EU funded projects. Jo has been published widely in journals and the press, from The Oxford Human Rights Hub to TIME Magazine, and has presented at various international symposiums and workshops. She still writes about culture, design and travel in her spare time. Find her on Twitter @JoB4ker or see About for a full biography and a list of publications.