Aziza Ahmed is a human rights lawyer working on issues of women's rights. She received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley Law School and her Masters of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Aziza can be emailed at email@example.com or followed on twitter at Azahm. Brook Kelly is the HIV Human Rights Attorney for WORLD’s U.S. National Positive Women’s Network where she works within a human rights framework to increase access to justice for HIV-positive women in the United States. After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC, she was a judicial clerk in the United States Court for the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Judge Ronald L. Ellis, and subsequently, a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow supported by the Ford Foundation to work on issues of human rights, women and HIV/AIDS in Washington D.C.
Washington, DC has created a spectrum of punitive laws that lead to and exacerbate unsafe work environments for sex workers and contribute to the skyrocketing rates of HIV infection among vulnerable populations in the District.