Negar Mohtashami Khojasteh is a Research Assistant in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. She is focusing on advocating for ratification of the global International Labour Organization (ILO) treaty relating to violence and harassment in the world of work, adopted in June 2019. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Negar interned with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sahel, UNICEF and UNFPA in the Middle East, and as a Research Assistant at the Middle East Institute for the Iran Program. She has supported a range of programmes through research, advocacy and capacity-building focusing on women’s rights, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and gender mainstreaming and analysis.
Negar holds a bachelor’s in Politics and Government with a focus on Middle Eastern studies, a master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, and an Advanced Certificate in Gender Studies from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs. She specialized in postcolonial and intersectional feminist perspectives in international law.