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Careers in Human Rights and Humanitarian Work
Yale students are invited to join a Jackson Institute Career Conversation with 2018 World Fellows Sylvia Aguilera García and Thynn Thynn Hlaing on careers in human rights and humanitarian work on Wednesday, October 10 at 12pm in the Seminar Room, Horchow Hall (55 Hillhouse Ave). This event is open to Yale students only.
García is a Mexican with more than two decades of experience working in human rights and peace-building. During the past 14 years she has focused her work on developing new ways to approach public conflicts in Mexico, mainly those related to land and natural resource management, as well as those associated with the advancement of human rights, the justice system and victims’ rights. Part of her work has been focused on strengthening civil society coalitions and in developing collaborative and negotiation capabilities.
Hlaing is a development professional who has been working in humanitarian and long-term development programs for more than 15 years. Her primary focus is on women’s rights and women’s empowerment issues. She worked as the Country Director of Oxfam International in Sierra Leone over 4 years from 2013 to 2018. She has previously worked in Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Liberia. She is passionate about helping impoverished women overcome their social, political and economic barriers by bringing about tangible and social change.