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My name is Cheryl and I have a graduate degree in Political Science. My studies focused on sexual violence in conflict zones, international human rights law, politics of the developing world, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the formation and change of public policy. My graduate thesis examined the causes and consequences of the widespread use of brutal sexual violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

I have also worked and volunteered for human rights and women’s advocacy organizations in Ghana, India, Israel and Washington, D.C. In these positions, I completed field work, interviews, and research, and produced numerous articles and reports on issues such as sex trafficking, sexual and physical violence against women, and serious human rights violations committed by the police and security forces.