The first female executive director of Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch announced that for the first time a woman has been appointed as the head of this organization.

Human Rights Watch announced that for the first time a woman has been appointed as the head of this organization. The organization also officially wrote in a statement published on its website, “Taraneh Hassan”, a 48-year-old woman who first joined the organization in 2010, became the first woman to become the executive director of Human Rights Watch. Taraneh Hassan is appointed as the successor of “Kent Roth” who worked for 29 years as the head of this non-governmental organization.

Tarane Hassan is a lawyer and researcher in the field of human rights and has documented cases of human rights violations as well as crises and wars around the world. She was born in Singapore. Her father is Pakistani and her mother is a Malaysian Chinese born in Sri Lanka. She had temporarily replaced Kenneth Roth from the position of executive director of Human Rights Watch since September 2022.

According to Human Rights Watch, Tarane Hassan started her career as a social worker and worked for women and children in war situations and crises for several years and joined Human Rights Watch in 2010.

According to this statement, She left Human Rights Watch to work for Amnesty International and returned to Human Rights Watch as a program manager in 2020.

According to this statement, in response to his appointment, Tarane Hassan said: “I am honored to lead this wonderful organization at a time when the defense of human rights is more urgent than ever.”

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