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Emily Cody
Director of Program Development , Peripheral Vision International
Brooklyn, NY , United States
Human rights researcher and advocate with ten years of experience working in East Africa seeking immediate job opportunities in New York, NY.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
• Eleven years of experience in human rights research and advocacy in the East and Horn of Africa
• Extensive experience training human rights defenders in documentation and conducting and managing research, involving close coordination with civil society in insecure environments.
• Experience in developing evidence-based advocacy initiatives for international and regional human rights mechanisms, policymakers, and state governments.
• Published work on the Mantle, Mic, and the Institute for Global Policy websites and in The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK
MSc Violence, Conflict and Development 2011 – 2012
• Dissertation: An ‘Inability to Cope’: Disempowerment and Masculinity in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). My dissertation analyses how dominant narratives of masculinity misrepresent men in the Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Uganda, and ignore the realities of gender-based violence against men. I was later interviewed on my dissertation by the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network blog.
Fordham University, New York, NY, USA
B.A. in Political Science 2005 – 2009
Certificate in Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (IIGHRS) and the University of Toronto August 2009
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  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    United States
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