Colleen Scribner

Colleen Scribner is program officer at the Lifeline Fund for Embattled CSOs and the 2020 human rights fellow at Young Professional in Foreign Policy. She has previously held positions at the Public International Law and Policy Group, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems and the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. She holds an MA in Global Governance, Politics and Security from American University’s School of International Service and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters Face Disenfranchisement in US Election

October 21, 2020

In the United States, trans and non-binary people’s voting rights are under threat from strict photo ID laws or harassment at polling stations. As November 3 approaches, the impact of such restrictions looms large for the status of the country’s democracy. To have credible democratic elections, they must be free...

The 2020 US Census Could Threaten Human Rights

August 26, 2020

On July 21, President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented memo directing the commerce secretary to collect data on undocumented immigrants and remove them from the final population totals. The memo follows up on a July 2019 executive order that assigned the Census Bureau to determine how many residents are US...

Global Pandemic Exposes Gender Inequality

July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare a global crisis of gender inequality. While women have achieved considerable success in their fight for equality, they continue to face violence, discrimination and exclusion globally. Women are now disproportionately bearing the costs of the pandemic, surfacing gender disparities and the norms that lie at...