JO BECKER has more than 20 years of experience as an advocate for human rights and social justice.

As Children’s Rights Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, she has led successful international campaigns to prevent the use of child soldiers, and protect child domestic workers and other vulnerable children. She has investigated human rights abuses in Uganda, Thailand, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She is also an adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.