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Benjamin Naimark Rowse


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Profession: Human Rights/Security
Location: Abeche , Chad
Home base: New York City
URL: http://www.avaaz.org
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Organization: www.24HoursforDarfur.org
Skype: Bennytma bennytma
Emergency notes: •••••••• (private)
Last login: about 6 years ago
Member since: 25 Jul 2007 15:07


Ben is currently the Advocacy Director for 24 Hours for Darfur, a research and advocacy NGO based in NYC. In the coming months we’re undertaking a survey and video testimonial project with Darfurian refugees in eastern Chad. Previously he was a Darfur and human rights consultant for an organization called Avaaz (www.avaaz.org). Avaaz is a community of over 3 million global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today. The aim of Avaaz is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decisions. Avaaz members act for a more just and peaceful world and a globalization with a human face.

Ben holds a BA in International Relations with honors from the University of Chicago. From August 2003 until July 2006, he served as a Program Coordinator and Program Officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. In that capacity he managed human rights-based criminal justice reform programming throughout the world including operational projects in Georgia, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru and South Africa. Since then he has advised the Open Society Institute on United Nations reform and multilateral affairs. He has traveled to 40 countries and participated in human rights delegations to Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Myanmar (Burma), Nicaragua and South Africa. Recently he was an electoral observer in Nicaragua with The Carter Center. In addition he interned in the Office of the Under-Secretary of Human Rights and Democracy of the Mexican Foreign Ministry.


Recent Post

eastern Chad contacts?

My NGO is undertaking a survey and video testimonial project with Darfurian refugees in the 12 camps in eastern Chad starting in May. We’re focusing on issues of peace and reconciliation. Can anyone suggest good Arabic, Masalit, Fur and Zaghawa translators, fixers and researchers there? Thanks, Ben

03 Apr 2008 04:04 | 0 replies


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