Project Manager/Research Associate for the Boston-based Program on International Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, from which she earned an M.S. degree Population and International Health, Aziza works on issues of HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, violence against women, and the intersection of criminal law and public health. In her guest post below, she underscores the disparate impact on women of the trend toward laws permitting criminal punishment for HIV transmission.
Before working at Harvard's health and human rights program, Aziza was a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Amongst other projects, she helped launch a project on the forced and coerced sterilization of HIV positive women in Namibia. Aziza, who aholds a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, also has served as a consultant to UNIFEM and UNICEF in the Eastern Caribbean, and has worked with several women’s health and rights organizations in Southern Africa, India, the United States, and the Caribbean.