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Progressive Commentary Hour – 10.31.17

Dr. Lori Handrahan has over twenty years of humanitarian and human rights work in Central Asia, Africa and the Balkans. Her focus is gender-based violence, conflict/post-conflict environments, UN reform, and ending child sex abuse. Working with UNHCR — the UN’s Refugee agency — she was its  first Gender Expert in emergency operations during the Darfur genocide, its Regional Gender Advisor in The Balkans, as well as CARE’s Girls’ Leadership Assessment lead evaluator in Yemen, and UNFPA’s Gender-Based Violence Information Management System lead evaluator in Uganda. Dr. Handrahan completed her Ph.D. at London School of Economics an later taught at American University in Washington DC. Her work is published widely from academic journals to The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Forbes, The National Journal, The Daily Beast, and Fox News. Her book “Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape” was just made available this week by Trineday books, and is a thorough, detailed investigation into the data and issues that has turned the US into one of child pornography and underage sex capitols of the world.   Her website is LoriHandrahan.com