Rachel Schmidt

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.

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What battles over “gender ideology” mean for Colombia’s women human rights defenders

By: Rachel Schmidt
Español

Violence against women and the LGBTI community has a long history in Colombia’s state security apparatus, ...

 

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 ...

 

Rethinking strategies of child protection

By: Rachel Schmidt
Français

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

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.

By: Rachel Schmidt
Español

Women’s rights advocates are using fears around Zika to fight for better access to birth control, but ...