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Global Workers welcomes NYU Fellow Amenee Siahpush

Ameneé Siahpush is a Master of Public Administration candidate at NYU Wagner with an interest in the intersection of human rights, international public policy, and immigration issues. Internationally, she has explored human rights issues in Iran and has volunteered with community organizers for sustainability in Latin America.

Last fall, she was awarded the NYU Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, a fellowship that provides students the opportunity to pursue extended research or an experiential learning project within the larger field of human rights, and prepares them to work closely with a human rights organization during the summer.

We are proud to announce that Ameneé has partnered with Global Workers Justice Alliance to complete the fellowship, which will consist of producing a report to Global Workers on migration data in Mexico and the United States. The report will include information on the highest migrant sending and receiving states, top employment industries, and documentation used to migrate. Ameneé will present the findings of her research and experience to the NYU community in the fall of 2012, and the data will be used to strengthen Global Workers’ educational interventions and to help inform our advocacy efforts, program design, and defender expansion.

Addtionally, she will be working with one of our defender organizations in Oaxaca, Mexico, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB). Over the course of the summer, Ameneé will support FIOB in collecting data, conducting fieldwork, and providing on-the-ground assistance with current education projects.

This is the first time Global Workers has facilitated a collaboration of this nature, and we hope it will be the first of many to allow us to continue bridging the gap in access to justice for migrants. 

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