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Zama Coursen-Neff

Monday 1 June 2015, by Ben Bradford

English

Zama Coursen-Neff is the executive director of the children’s rights division of Human Rights Watch. She leads the organization’s work on children’s rights and chairs the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Coursen-Neff also conducts fact-finding investigations and is the author of reports and articles on a range of issues affecting children, including access to education, police violence, refugee protection, the worst forms of child labor, and discrimination against women and girls. She has published on op-ed pages in major international and US publications and speaks regularly to the media. During a sabbatical in 2006/2007, she ran a protection monitoring team for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Sri Lanka. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1999, Coursen-Neff clerked for a US federal judge, advocated on behalf of immigrants and refugees in the US, and worked with community development and women’s organizations in Honduras. She is a graduate of Davidson College and New York University School of Law.

Last Name

Coursen-Neff

Type

Experts
Senior Management
Staff

Link to Profile

Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division

Photo

Zama Coursen-Neff

ZamaHRW

Region / Country

  • Africa
  • Somalia
  • Asia
  • Afghanistan
  • Burma
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Middle East/North Africa
  • Israel/Palestine
  • United States

Topic

  • Children’s Rights
  • Child Labor
  • Child Soldiers
  • Education
  • Education and Conflict
  • Juvenile Justice

First Name

Zama

Twitter Feed ID

608692953859682306

View online : https://www.hrw.org/about/people/za...

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