Antonia Kirkland

Antonia Kirkland is the global lead for Legal Equality & Access to Justice at Equality Now. She oversees Equality Now’s work to ensure that the human rights of women and girls are upheld by governments throughout the world and that they are given equal treatment and protection. She has over 15 years of experience working across all of Equality Now’s program areas, contributing to many of its major advocacy reports and campaigns and leading its work at the United Nations, including by serving on the Global Programme Advisory Committee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Previously, Kirkland was the coordinator of the Next Generation Leadership program at the Rockefeller Foundation; a consultant for Equality Now on an amicus brief for a case before the US Supreme Court; and an intern at Shearman & Sterling, LLP in Paris. She holds a JD from Rutgers University School of Law, an MSc in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in International Relations from Brown University, US.


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