Meghan Rhoad is the US researcher in the women's rights division, currently focusing on violence against women. Her work at Human Rights Watch has included documentation of abuses suffered by women in US immigration detention, research into sexual violence affecting Somali women and girls in Kenyan refugee camps, and fact-finding in Haiti on the situation of women and girls displaced by the 2010 earthquake. Rhoad was formerly a women's law & public policy fellow at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, DC, where she researched US federal judicial nominations and analyzed policy developments affecting the economic security of low-income women and their families. Her previous work includes international advocacy projects using the human rights framework to address issues such as reproductive health and gender discrimination in inheritance law. Rhoad is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law Center.
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Retaliation against Sexual Assault Survivors in the US Military
Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada
Sexual Abuse and Harassment in United States Immigration Detention
Police Abuse of Somali Refugees
Women’s Struggles to Obtain Health Care in United States Immigration Detention