STEPHANIE WILLMAN BORDAT
Morocco Program Director
Stephanie Willman Bordat joined the International Human Rights Law Group in February 2000. As Morocco Program Director, her work involves the design and implementation of legal aid and women's rights advocacy projects, partnering with local non-governmental organizations and development associations to improve women's access to justice, and facilitating contacts between the local legal and women's rights communities with their international counterparts and the participation of Moroccan activists in international policy fora including the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Prior to joining IHRLG, Ms. Willman Bordat worked with NGOs in Pakistan, Egypt and the Netherlands, where she conducted fieldwork and legal research on migrant sex workers and cases of violence against women such as "honor killings". She has also volunteered as a sexual assault crisis counsellor, a prostitute outreach worker and a translator in political asylum proceedings in New York. Ms. Willman Bordat was a Fulbright Scholar at the Université Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco, where she studied Muslim Family Law, Personal Status Codes, and the status of women in Morocco. She holds law degrees from Columbia Law School and the Université Paris I-Sorbonne and an undergraduate degree in Sociology/Anthropology and Women's Studies from Swarthmore College.
Ms. Willman Bordat is fluent in French and the Moroccan dialect of Arabic, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.