Jo Becker

Children's Rights Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch

Jo Becker is a child rights activist with over 20 years of experience working for human rights and social justice. As the children’s rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, she has been on the forefront of international efforts to end the use of child soldiers, child labor, and to protect other vulnerable children. She has investigated children’s rights in Burma, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and the United States. She is the author of an award-winning book, Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice, and teaches human rights at Columbia University.