Naureen Shameem is the Manager of the Advancing Universal Rights and Justice initiative at AWID, which aims to challenge fundamentalisms and fascisms worldwide. She also coordinates the collaborative Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) project. Naureen is an activist and human rights lawyer, with experience in research and international advocacy. She was previously Women and Justice Fellow with the Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School, teaching and supervising projects at the International Human Rights Clinic. Naureen also worked with Women Living Under Muslim Laws, where among other projects she coordinated the global Stop Stoning Women campaign, and has been a researcher and advocate for gender justice and refugee rights with INTERIGHTS, the ILO, the Red Cross and the Human Dignity Trust. She has an academic background in women’s rights, religion and international law from Harvard Law School.