Yasmeen Hassan

Feminism NOW

Yasmeen Hassan

Feminism NOW
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Biography

Yasmeen Hassan became the Global Executive Director of Equality Now in 2011 after having served as Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs for three years. Before joining the organization, Hassan was with the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, where she worked on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Secretary-General’s study on violence against women. She has been involved in women’s rights since very early in her career, authoring the first study of domestic violence in Pakistan, which ultimately became Pakistan’s submission to the Fourth World Conference on Women. She has written several papers and opinion editorials on the situation of women which have been published in the Washington Post and International Herald Tribune.

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