- Director of Policy and Outreach
Janine Moussa is the Director of Policy and Outreach of the Global Women’s Institute. Ms. Moussa is a human rights lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in women’s human rights. Prior to taking up her position with the Institute, Ms. Moussa co-founded and co-directed the Due Diligence Project on State obligation to end violence against women. Previous work experiences include serving as Senior Program Specialist, violence against women, with the Division for the Advancement of Women (now UN Women); Senior Program Officer, international advocacy, with IWRAW Asia Pacific, a Malaysian based CSO working towards the implementation of the CEDAW Convention in the region and globally; and as legal consultant for the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights of the Organization of American States. Ms. Moussa has spent several years living and working abroad namely in South East Asia and the Middle East, where she worked on micro-enterprise and vocational training programs with women refugees. Ms. Moussa received her Juris Doctor cum laude from the Washington College of Law of American University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, Canada.