Juliane Kippenberg

Associate Director, Children's Rights Division
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Juliane Kippenberg is an associate director in the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. She began working at Human Rights Watch in 1999. She has carried out human rights research and advocacy on a wide range of issues, including sexual violence in armed conflict, the right to education, environmental health, child labor, and the responsibility of companies regarding their global supply chains. She has undertaken extensive research and advocacy on sexual violence in the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since 2011, Kippenberg has conducted investigations on child labor, children’s environmental health, and other abuses in mining and mineral supply chains, including in Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Zambia, and the Philippines, and advocated for more robust rights protections in mining and in global supply chains. From 1999 to 2005, Kippenberg led a project for the protection and capacity building of nongovernmental organizations in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the DRC. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she worked as campaigner at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She holds a master's degree in understanding and securing human rights from the University of London, and graduate degrees in African history and French from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

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