Alexandra Kotowski (Zimbabwe)


Alexandra Kotowski (Zimbabwe)

Alex is a Master of Public Administration student at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs, where she studies Human Rights & Humanitarian Policy with a focus on gender. At SIPA, Alex is a graduate research intern with UNICEF, in which capacity she works on the intersection of child protection and gender-based violence prevention in humanitarian emergencies. Before coming to Columbia, Alex spent five years at Human Rights Watch, first as a Development & Outreach Associate and later as a Senior Associate for the Women’s Rights Division. At Human Rights Watch, she supported research and advocacy on a range of women’s rights issues, including gender-based violence, reproductive and maternal health, women and girls in humanitarian emergencies, the rights of indigenous women, and child marriage. Alex also conducted field research on the water crisis on First Nation reservations in Canada. Alex holds an undergraduate degree in Comparative Politics from Wesleyan University, where she wrote her honors thesis about Roma political mobilization and the far right in Europe. She has also interned at Amnesty International, the Legal Aid Society of New York, and the Romedia Foundation, which is a Roma rights organization in Budapest, Hungary.



15 Aug

Girls to the Front: Mentorship to Fight Child Marriage

  In June 2018, Girls Not Brides, the international coalition of 1000 organizations working to

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Posted Aug 15, 2018

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10 Aug

Child Marriage and Religion in Zimbabwe

  When Evelyn was thirteen years old, her brother became seriously ill and she went

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Posted Aug 10, 2018

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08 Aug

Child Marriage and Harmful Social Norms

  Child Marriage and Harmful Social Norms One day, when Angeline was seventeen years old,

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Posted Aug 08, 2018

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01 Aug

Poverty Causes and Perpetuates Child Marriage

  Anaishe, a young woman from Harare’s Epworth neighborhood, married when she was seventeen years

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Posted Aug 01, 2018

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26 Jul

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis

  Walk through Harare’s tourist markets today and you’ll see baskets full of million-dollar Zimbabwean

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Posted Jul 26, 2018

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21 Jul

Lack of Sexual Health Education Drives Child Marriage

  For the past two months, The Woman Advocacy Project (WAP) has been investigating the root

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Posted Jul 21, 2018

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27 Jun

What’s the Big Deal About Child Marriage?

      For the past four years, I’ve been working on projects to end

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Posted Jun 27, 2018

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07 Jun

Child Marriage from New York to Harare

  In a few days, I’ll be flying to Harare, Zimbabwe to begin my Peace

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Posted Jun 07, 2018

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