Rachel Schmidt is a PhD candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, specializing in International Conflict Management and Resolution. Her dissertation research focuses on disengagement pathways from armed violence, based on extensive fieldwork in Colombia. She is also the lead content editor at OpenGlobalRights.Espanol | French |
What battles over “gender ideology” mean for Colombia’s women human rights defenders
Violence against women and the LGBTI community has a long history in Colombia’s state security apparatus, and recent murders of women human rights defenders are ...
Family separation: a flashpoint in the global migrant crisis
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 States is symptomatic ...
Rethinking strategies of child protection
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
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.
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 than that.