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.

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...