Robin Levi

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Robin S. Levi "is the Human Rights Director at Justice Now, a women prisoner rights organization.

"At Justice Now, Robin woks with women prisoners to use the international human rights framework to expose and remedy human rights violations against current and former women prisoners, especially violations of the right to health and the right to family.

"Levi is a human rights advocate and attorney. A 1993 graduate of Stanford Law School, Robin has written and spoken extensively on women's human rights here and abroad.

"Robin spent four years as Advocacy Director for the Women's Institute for Leadership for Human Rights, which advocated for the human rights of women and girls in the United States, especially women of color.

"Prior to that, Robin spent three years as a staff attorney at the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where she monitored and documented violence and discrimination against women worldwide. In particular, she documented the state response to violence against women in Russia and sexual abuse of women in U.S. state prisons.

"Robin was one of the founders and organizers of the Women's Caucus at the First Preparatory Committee of the World Conference Against Racism. She led the efforts to draft a statement and lobby points to ensure the integration of gender into the preparation and work of the Conference and prepared several papers on women of color in the United States for the World Conference and the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

"She also was a consultant to the Drug Policy Alliance where she worked to end the war on drugs.

"Robin is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and the Fund for Nonviolence." [1]

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  1. Robin Levi, accessed July 16, 2007.