Aziza Ahmed

Aziza Ahmed is a human rights lawyer working on issues of women’s rights.  She received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley Law School and her Masters of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Aziza can be emailed at [email protected] or followed on twitter at Azahm.

Rights Here, Rights Now, Rights… Maybe?

The centrality of human rights in the “public health” response to an epidemic that has largely marginalized the individual, especially the already marginalized individual was seen as key to addressing the HIV epidemic at the IAC.

The Global “War on Terror” and Muslim Women

Some argue that legal bans on burqas and other modes of conservative dress would somehow liberate Muslim women. This is naïve. We cannot ignore the hatred that is being acted out on Muslim women, including as part of the war on terror.