Senior Researcher, Africa Division

Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior researcher for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Human Rights Watch's Africa division, joined the organization in 2002. Van Woudenberg has focused on humanitarian and human rights issues in the DRC since 1999, when she worked as country director for Oxfam Great Britain during the height of the war. She has provided regular briefings on the situation in the DRC to the United Nations Security Council, United States Congress, the British Parliament, and the European Parliament, as well as numerous written reports on the topic and regular commentary in the international media. Van Woudenberg has a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. She speaks French.