Neela Ghoshal, LGBT Rights Program Senior Researcher.

Neela Ghoshal

Associate Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
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Neela Ghoshal is Associate Director in the LGBT Rights program at Human Rights Watch. She has worked with Human Rights Watch since 2007, based in Bujumbura, Nairobi, and Washington DC: first in the Africa Division, where she focused on political repression, police abuse, justice sector reform, and transitional justice in East Africa, and since 2012 in the LGBT rights program, where she documents and conducts advocacy on human rights violations related to sexual orientation and gender identity in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Ghoshal worked on access to justice for genocide survivors in Guatemala and on education and criminal justice in New York City. Ghoshal holds a bachelor's in social justice studies from the University of Michigan and a master's in international relations from Yale University.