Area(s) of expertise: gender justice, reproductive rights
Summary of expertise:
As president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Anika Rahman focuses on the economic, health, safety and democratic rights of women throughout the United States. She believes in a world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class or any other factor. Rahman has extensive experience in gender justice and reproductive rights. She was president of Americans for UNFPA (United Nation's Population Fund), the world's largest funder of reproductive health programs and an anchor for women throughout the world as they strive for health access and equality. She also worked as director of International Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights, the world's foremost legal organization for women's reproductive rights and justice.
Blog/Web site: ms.foundation.org/blog
Co-author, Female Genital Mutilation: A Practical Guide to Worldwide Laws and Policies (2000 Zed Books)
Rahman is a member of Columbia Law School’s Board of Visitors and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rahman received her BA from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.
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