Web Coordinator/Development Associate
Kate McCann joined the International Human Rights Law Group in February 2000. As Web Coordinator, Ms. McCann envisioned and implemented the 2001 redesign of the IHRLG website and is spearheading the integration of a web-based communications infrastructure into IHRLG operations, fundraising, program methodology and public/media outreach. In October 2000, she developed and implemented the "Wired for Women's Rights" cyberactivism/strategic communication capacity building program for Moroccan women with IHRLG staff in Rabat. The training has since been conducted throughout Morocco.
As a Development Associate, she plays an integral role in fundraising for IHRLG programs, produces annual reports and promotional materials, and strategizes information outreach. Ms. McCann currently supports the Burundi, Sierra Leone and Bosnia and Herzegovina programs, the Morocco Women's Rights Advocacy program, and the Women's Inheritance Rights in Africa program. She has also helped raise funds for Women's Rights Advocacy programs in Afghanistan/Pakistan and Yemen and the Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons.
Prior to joining IHRLG, Ms. McCann worked as a freelance editor. She has also worked on the Religion, Ethics and Human Rights Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace, the Peace and Development Program of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and the Ethics of War and Peace case study series at the Center for Ethics at Garrett Seminary/Northwestern University. She also co-founded a resource ministry for homeless persons and persons in need in Evanston, Illinois.
Ms. McCann holds an MPhil (International Peace Studies) from Trinity College, University of Dublin and an MTS (Ethics) from Garrett Theological Seminary. She earned her BA (English) from Kenyon College.