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About Rochelle Terman

Rochelle Terman is an academic completing her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary research interests examine the consequences of transnational activism, especially around women’s rights in the Muslim world. She is also a researcher and communications consultant for women’s human rights organizations such as Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

Articles by Rochelle Terman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Backlash: The unintended consequences of western human rights intervention

The collision of well-intentioned western activists and imperilled activists in the Global South illustrates the hazards of using global “naming and shaming” campaigns to apply pressure to developing nations with the hope of improving human rights practices.

Who should care about stoning?

Today sees the launch of a new Global Campaign to Stop Stoning. Rochelle Terman examines the history of this gendered practice of violence against women. With stoning, as with all forms of culturally-justified violence against women, it is very difficult to see where culture ends and politics begin.

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