Svetlana Vorobyeva, Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, works on a wide range of human rights issues in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. She has experience working on human rights in Central Asia and the wider region for several European NGOs including overseeing planning and coordination of country-specific capacity building events for human rights defenders and producing research and publications covering Eastern Europe and South Caucasus regions. She also worked for Amnesty International as a campaigner at the Eastern Europe and Central Asia regional office, where she developed and implemented effective campaign strategies for the global Amnesty International movement with the focus on Central Asian countries. Vorobyeva holds a master’s degree in human rights from the University College London and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. She speaks English and Russian.