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Naureen Shameem

Naureen Shameem is a feminist activist and human rights lawyer with roots in Pakistan, with a focus on transnational organizing, and investigating and challenging fundamentalisms and fascisms. She is the founder and executive director of Noor, a new global feminist ‘think and do’ tank that seeks to obstruct the far right’s agendas and to advance feminist transformative visions. She previously led the Advancing Universal Rights and Justice initiative at AWID, and coordinated the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs), a collaborative project countering anti-rights movements at the global level. Now on its Board, Naureen previously worked with WLUML, where among other projects she coordinated the global Stop Stoning Women campaign. She has been a researcher and advocate for gender justice and migrant rights with INTERIGHTS, the Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School, the ILO, the Red Cross, and the Human Dignity Trust. Naureen has an academic background in women’s human rights, religion and international law from Harvard Law School. 
 
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