Jo is a writer and human rights consultant with expertise in the fields of gender equality and violence against women, and a background in civil and political rights advocacy. She has worked as grant manager for women’s rights at the Sigrid Rausing Trust, a research, training and evaluation consultant, and an advocacy coordinator for the Asian Human Rights Commission. She has worked in over 20 countries, many in Asia, but also Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union, and began her career as a journalist and editor. Her clients include UN Women in New York and Bangkok, the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Plan, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Plan, 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 conducts impact assessments for EU funded projects led and produced a series of multi-country research studies on conditions for women in detention for DIGNITY, the Danish Institute Against Torture. 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.
Published Online - November 23, 2013