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Rebecca Brown is director of global advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Previously, she was deputy director of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), where she oversaw the organization’s program work and coordinated the Women and ESCR Working Group. Brown graduated cum laude from CUNY School of Law and served on the CUNY Law Review. She served in the Peace Corps in Gambia and received her B.A. in political science and women’s studies from Hunter College, also cum laude.

  •  November 21, 2014 
The Human Rights Council passed its fifth resolution on preventable maternal deaths and pregnancy complications recently, reaffirming the steadfast commitment of the United Nations toward eliminating preventable maternal deaths. Led by Burkina Faso, Colombia and New Zealand, the resolution was passed unanimously by the council in Geneva. The resolution urges countries to adopt human …
  •  July 17, 2014 
The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to tackle poverty and foster development in the world’s poorest countries. But as putting together the new agenda moves forward, it is becoming clear that the critical needs of women may be pushed …

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