As emergencies researcher for the Women’s Rights Division, Skye Wheeler monitors and documents women’s rights abuses during human rights crises including situations of armed conflict and attacks on civilians, mass displacement and crisis following disasters. Associated areas of research include ending obstructions to sexual and reproductive healthcare in conflicts and humanitarian settings. Previously, Skye worked as a researcher for the Africa Division monitoring, investigating and documenting human rights in Sudan and South Sudan. Before joining Human Rights Watch in February 2013, she worked for OXFAM and as a journalist for a range of outlets including Thomson Reuters. Skye Wheeler is currently researching the impact of extreme weather events like hurricanes, flooding and forest fires—worsened by global warming—on women and girls, especially from poor and marginalized communities.
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