Bethany Brown researches older people’s rights at Human Rights Watch. Before joining Human Rights Watch she worked on policy and advocacy for older people with HelpAge International and HelpAge USA, where she guided research, training and work at the UN. Her work has taken her to Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Haiti, and Iraqi Kurdistan. She has co-authored a book as well as articles and chapters on older people’s human rights. Bethany holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a law degree from American University Washington College of Law.