Wendy Isaack is a researcher in the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Wendy worked as Adjunct Professor at the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, City University of New York (CUNY) and as an international law consultant for UN Women, Palestine Office. Wendy served as Human Rights Specialist at UN Women, providing policy support in respect of intergovernmental processes in New York and Geneva, responsible for providing technical support to the CEDAW Committee in its elaboration of General Recommendation No. 30 on the protection of women’s human rights in conflict and post-conflict contexts. A lawyer by training, she has worked for public interest litigation organisations in South Africa, the Legal Resources Centre and Centre for Applied Legal Studies, and a women’s rights organization, People Opposing Women Abuse. Wendy holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a master’s degree in International Law with a focus on Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
Wendy is on leave of absence from Human Rights Watch until July 2019, in order to take up a temporary position at the UN as Programme Officer in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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