The speakers: Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations with more than 30 years dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, giving voice to the oppressed and holding oppressors accountable for their crimes.
Consuelo Morales defends victims of human rights violations in Mexico’s “war on drugs”. She and her organization in Nuevo Leon document these abuses, litigate key cases, and provide critical support for victims of both security forces and violent drug cartels.
Sussan Tahmasebi raises broad public awareness of discriminatory laws that violate the human rights of women in Iran. She conducts training in leadership and peace-building, and helped found the award-winning One Million Signatures Campaign.