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Ana Adlerstein

Ana Adlerstein

HRD, Journalist
Network on Humanitarian Action

Ana Adlerstein is a journalist and woman human rights defender working on migration rights. She is a member of the Network on Humanitarian Action, an international academic network created to promote capacity building and foster engagement on humanitarian issues; and has worked with immigrant and refugee communities in the United States, Greece and Mexico. She has also reported on human rights and migration issues for the United States-based independent non-profit media organisation NPR and the Guardian.

United States

HRDS in the USA have been subjected to acts of harassment, intimidation, death threats, stigmatization and restrictions have been placed on their freedoms of expression, assembly and association. Some defenders have also been dismissed from their jobs and been prevented from earning a living, are subject to spurious legal proceedings, and have been arrested, detained, placed under house arrest, beaten and been victims of violent and armed attacks. Whilst most people working for human rights in the USA can do so freely and safely those most at risk were those working for the most vulnerable groups and those working to challenge entrenched economic and social power.