International Advocacy/US Racial Discrimination Program Director
Margaret Huang, a human rights advocate for nearly a decade, joined the International Human Rights Law Group in September 2002. As International Advocacy/US Racial Discrimination Program Director, she manages IHRLG's efforts to confront racial discrimination in the United States and oversees programs designed to link local-level human rights activists to international and regional human rights systems.
Prior to joining IHRLG, Ms. Huang was a Program Officer with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights for three years. In that capacity, she worked with human rights activists around the world to influence US policy and UN resolutions on human rights concerns. As a member of the global campaign against caste discrimination, she has lobbied governments at the UN Commission on Human Rights and at the UN World Conference Against Racism. She also organized coalition advocacy efforts on protecting human rights in countries such as Indonesia and China, and served as a trainer to activists and youth on influencing US foreign policy.
While with the Asia Foundation, Ms. Huang managed a regional women's rights program in Asia. She has also worked as a professional staff member for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She sits on the Board of Directors of Women's EDGE, a coalition advocating for gender integration into US development and trade policy, and is an adjunct professor for the Women and Politics Institute at American University.
She holds a Master's degree in human rights from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.