ExpertiseDemocracy and Political Participation
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Social Movements & Non-violent Resistance
Women Human Rights Defenders
Charlotte Bunch (@CharlotteABunch), Founding Director and Senior Scholar, Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), Rutgers University, is an activist, writer and organizer in feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements. A Distinguished Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Bunch was previously a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in DC. She has been involved in many civil society efforts at the UN, including advocating for women’s rights as human rights and for the creation of UN Women. Her awards include the National Women’s Hall of Fame, White House Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, and being one the “1000 Women Peace Makers” nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She has written numerous influential essays, edited nine anthologies, and authored Passionate Politics: Feminist Theory in Action and Demanding Accountability: The Global Campaign and Vienna Tribunal for Women’s Human Rights.