Julie is Research and Advocacy Associate with CIVIC’s US Program. Julie was a program manager and research associate in the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with a primary focus on the human rights and security nexus, protections and rights for LGBTI persons, and countering all forms of extremism. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and an adjunct fellow with CSIS.

The International Day of the Child: The Need for Protection of Nigeria’s Next Generation

As the world observes International Day of the Child, we should stop and consider the critical need to protect civilians, including children, across northeast Nigeria. With some degree of success, the Nigerian government has pushed back armed opposition groups in the country’s northeast – especially Jama’atu Sunnah Lida’awati Wal Jihad and Islamic State West Africa,…