Tzili Mor

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Tzili Mor

Tzili Mor joined Equality Now as New York Office Director in 2012 after having served as a Gender Justice Adviser in Afghanistan with the International Development Law Organization where she worked with the country’s first ever special prosecution Unit on Violence Against Women and to promote women’s access to justice. Ms. Mor is an international human rights advocate and adviser with substantial experience in designing, implementing, and managing human rights, gender and rule of law projects, including law reform and advocacy via public interest litigation, proposed legislation, fact-findings, local and international advocacy, civil society building and networking. As Acting Director and clinical fellow at Georgetown Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, she supervised student- and partner-led legal research, litigation, UN interventions, and fact investigations on sex and race discriminatory laws in Africa, South America and the United States, covering intersecting issues of HIV/AIDS, housing, property, family law, land and inheritance, sex-discriminatory customary laws, and gender-based violence. Working as a regional human rights specialist with the American Bar Association based in Central Asia, she trained judges, lawyers and law students on domestic incorporation of international human rights standards, and helped launch the first national judicial corruption courtroom monitoring network in Kyrgyzstan. Ms. Mor has engaged UN bodies and global and local institutions on human rights, law, and gender initiatives around the world, working with myriad national and international initiatives and organizations, including Amnesty International where she currently serves as a Coordination Committee member of the International Women’s Human Rights Network. Her extensive writing and opinion pieces on women’s human rights, ranging from reproductive health to comparative and international legal issues, have been published globally. Ms. Mor holds a BA in Art History and Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and a JD and LLM in advocacy and international human rights law from Georgetown Law.