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2020 Speakers


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Tshering Tobgay
Environmentalist, FEB 2020
Tshering Tobgay
Shneel Malik
Design & Tech, FEB 2020
Shneel Malik
Jay Walder
FEB 2020, Technology
Jay Walder
Danish Siddiqui
FEB 2020, Photography
Danish Siddiqui
Nirupa Rao
FEB 2020
Nirupa Rao
Yuval Mor
FEB 2020, Health
Yuval Mor
Oded Shoseyov
Bio-Tech, FEB 2020
Oded Shoseyov
Tom Thum
FEB 2020, Music
Tom Thum
Lily Peng
FEB 2020, Health
Lily Peng
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
Karen Hao
FEB 2020, Journalism
Karen Hao
Vrishab Krishna
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Vrishab Krishna
Rishab Jain
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Rishab Jain
Hajer Sharief
Activism, FEB 2020
Hajer Sharief
Gangadhar Patil
FEB 2020, Journalism
Gangadhar Patil
Bruce Friedrich
FEB 2020, Food
Bruce Friedrich
Eli Beer
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Eli Beer
Licypriya Kangujam
Activism, FEB 2020
Licypriya Kangujam
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
FEB 2020, Music
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
Jyoti Parveen
FEB 2020, Performance
Jyoti Parveen
Supriya Kumari
FEB 2020, Performance
Supriya Kumari
Jigyasa Labroo
FEB 2020, Performance
Jigyasa Labroo
Muskan Tanwani
FEB 2020, Performance
Muskan Tanwani
Abbass Ali
FEB 2020, Performance
Abbass Ali
Chanda Singh Chauhan
FEB 2020, Performance
Chanda Singh Chauhan
Arnav Kapur
FEB 2020, Tech
Arnav Kapur
Shayamal Vallabhjee
FEB 2020, Host
Shayamal Vallabhjee
Mohammad Muneem
FEB 2020, Performance
Mohammad Muneem

Our Past Speakers


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Rothna Begum

Rothna Begum is the women’s rights researcher for the Middle East and North Africa region at Human Rights Watch. She conducts investigations and leads the advocacy to end discrimination and violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa region. She has led the research and advocacy on the abuse and exploitation of migrant domestic workers in the Gulf region who mostly hail from Asia and Africa, documented the sexual violence and slavery of Yezidi women by ISIS in Iraq, investigated the government's response on domestic violence in Morocco, Lebanon, and Iraq, and advocated for the repeal of legal provisions that allow rapists to escape prosecution, pushed for women to have the right to drive and an end of the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia, and lobbied for an end child marriage in Yemen.

She is the author of Human Rights Watch reports including: "I Already Bought You": Abuse and Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in the United Arab Emirates; "I Was Sold": Abuse and Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Oman; and "Working Like a Robot": Abuse and Exploitaiton of Tanzanian Domestic Workers in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

Rothna previously worked for Amnesty International for five and a half years’ researching human rights violations in the Gulf region primarily specializing in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, and Oman, and Iran including on women's rights, migrant workers' rights, freedom of expression, counter-terrorism, death penalty, and corporal punishment. Rothna holds a LLB in Law and a LLM in Legal Theory from the London School Economics and Political Science during which she studied public international law, international human rights law, and Islamic law.