It's our great pleasure to welcome Amy Hsieh (left) as an IntLawGrrls contributor. She posts with us today a blog co-authored with IntLawGrrls contributor Toni Holness on the role CEDAW can play in protecting women and girls against HIV/AIDS.
Amy is currently a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow working at the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS and at the American Bar Association’s AIDS Coordination Project, where she promotes the rights of women living with HIV/AIDS.
Amy received her B.A. in East Asian Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University. She developed a passion for health and human rights as she worked with the medically underserved through her internship at the Center for Immigrant Health and her role as Program Coordinator at the NYU School of Medicine. She earned her M.P.A. from NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, with a focus on International Health Policy and Management, and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. As an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow at Human Rights Watch, Amy conducted research on government accountability for the HIV/AIDS epidemic among African American women. Amy has also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and at Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Harbor Project, where she advocated for refugee rights.