Shonali Shome

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Shonali Shome, "received her JD from Georgetown University, where she was selected to be a Public Interest Law Scholar. She provided legal services to women fleeing gender-based crimes through her volunteer work with the Tahirih Justice Center, Georgetown's Center for Applied Legal Studies-Asylum Clinic, and the Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons at [[]]Global Rights. Prior to law school, Shonali worked for the Global Fund for Women, Medical Students for Choice, and the Feminist Majority Foundation, in addition to holding various voluntary board memberships and national advisory committee positions for women's rights organizations. She currently serves on the board of Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD), an HIV/AIDS organization based in Oakland, California. In 2006, she was named the Judith Stronach Woman's Rights Fellow at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and in 2007 she was awarded the Kroll Foundation's Human Rights Fellowship to work on gender and HIV/AIDS issues. Shonali has a BA in Foreign Affairs and English from the University of Virginia and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University." [1]

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  1. Who we are, AIDS-Free World, accessed June 9, 2009.