Cynthia Rothschild

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Cynthia Rothschild, Senior Policy Advisor, is currently consulting with Center for Women's Global Leadership "on areas related to the United Nations, HIV/AIDS and sexual rights. She is the former Program Officer in International Policy for the International Women's Health Coalition, where her work focused on UN advocacy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and on youth leadership. Rothschild has worked for various AIDS service organizations and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She is the author of Written Out: How Sexuality is Used to Attack Women's Organizing, a publication of CWGL and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Rothschild has worked with Amnesty International and in the human rights movement for close to 20 years, primarily to foster attention to violations related to sexuality, gender, health and HIV/AIDS. She is a former member of Amnesty International USA's Board of Directors, and is currently a policy advisor to the coordinating team of Amnesty's international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network. Rothschild is a workshop trainer on a range of issues, including human rights, advocacy within the UN, HIV/AIDS and human rights, and on sexual rights. In addition to Written Out, Rothschild is the co-author of Amnesty's Crimes of Hate, Conspiracy of Silence: Torture and Ill-Treatment Based on Sexual Identity, and has written a number of recent articles on human rights reporting related to sexuality, and on the US administration, conservative extremists and the human rights implications of "abstinence only until marriage" programs."" [1]

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  1. Cynthia Rothschild, Center for Women's Global Leadership, accessed September 12, 2007.