Neda Shaheen

Neda Shaheen is an attorney and human rights advocate in Washington, D.C. She is the Fellow at Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security & Conflict Transformation, and co-chairs the Young Ambassadors Program as well as the Middle East and North Africa Working Group. She manages WCAPS programs and projects, and leads WCAPS legislative strategy. Neda moved to the District for a Fellowship at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, where her work focused on immigration and security, including discrimination, government surveillance, right of entry and privacy. Neda was very active in Cheriff Bassiouni's International Human Rights Law Institute, where she conducted field research on the rule of law in Senegal and Kenya. After earning her J.D. and a Certificate in International & Comparative Law, Neda served at the United Nations Security Council. Neda teaches an International Humanitarian Law seminar for the American Red Cross.
The Western Spring

The Western Spring

Over the last few weeks, The Western Spring unmasked how little Black lives matter. In the US, while Black people make up only 13% of the US population, they are three times more likely to be killed by police and make up over a quarter of deaths by COVID-19. As young leaders, we recognise that in order to succeed in our work while living in a country that continues to reinforce systematic racism and white supremacy, we must continue to challenge the institutions upholding racial and ethnic inequalities.

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