Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt es candidata a doctorado en la Escuela de Asuntos Internacionales Norman Paterson, con especialidad en Gestión y Resolución de Conflictos Internacionales. Su investigación de tesis se centra en las vías de desvinculación de la violencia armada, con base en un extenso trabajo de campo en Colombia. También es la editora principal de contenido en OpenGlobalRights.

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

By: Rachel Schmidt

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

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

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.

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 than that.



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