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Women As Human Rights Defenders

March 4, 2013 1 minute Read by Christopher Walsh

As the Freedom Collection looks forward to International Women’s Day this Friday, March 8, we want to share the inspirational stories that affirm human freedom is not limited by gender, race, or creed.  Countless women have contributed to the cause of liberty for which they deserve our recognition and praise, whether it be prominent political leaders like Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf or unsung freedom activists like Samar El Hussieny.  If you haven’t seen it, watch the Freedom Collection’s short documentary on Women as Human Rights Defenders.  It reminds us that every woman living under oppression has the right to be free:

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Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh serves as a Manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  In this role, Christopher manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight. 

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Christopher worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Christopher is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies.  He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and three young children.

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