Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt is a writer and editor based in Ottawa. She holds an MA from the Norman Paterson School in International Affairs, and she specializes in children affected by armed conflict. She is an Associate Editor for openGlobalRights.

Rachel Schmidt es una escritora y editora que trabaja desde Ottawa; es una de las editoras principales de openGlobalRights. Tiene un título de maestría de la Escuela Norman Paterson de Asuntos Internacionales y actualmente está escribiendo un libro basado en su trabajo de campo en Colombia. Puede encontrarla en Twitter: @rachelschmidt.

Rachel Schmidt est écrivaine et rédactrice à Ottawa. Elle est titulaire d’une maîtrise de la Norman Paterson School in International Affairs et spécialiste des enfants touchés par les conflits armés. Elle est rédactrice adjointe d’openGlobalRights.



Family separation: a flashpoint in the global migrant crisis

June 29, 2018
By: Brian Root  & Rachel Schmidt

Situations of inhumane treatment and abuses of power are where we need human rights the most, and the family separation issue in the United ...


Rethinking strategies of child protection

December 14, 2016
By: Rachel Schmidt

When children become the lead players in recruitment strategies, how can child protection advocates weigh in?

Activists get creative in their push for Moroccan women’s rights

May 24, 2016
By: Rachel Schmidt

Partnering with a comedienne and taking to social media, Human Rights Watch is getting creative to gain traction on women’s rights in Morocco.

What does Zika have to do with inequality? Everything.

February 9, 2016
By: Rachel Schmidt

Women’s rights advocates are using fears around Zika to fight for better access to birth control, but in Latin America the issues run much deeper ...