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Jennifer Quigley

Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection

As Advocacy Strategist for Refugee Protection, Jennifer Quigley crafts and executes plans to persuade policy makers to adopt Human Rights First’s proposals to protect the rights of refugees. Prior to joining Human Rights First, Jennifer worked for the U.S. Campaign for Burma for nine years, most recently as President/Executive Director focusing on the promotion of human rights, refugees and democratic change in U.S. Burma policy. During her tenure, Jennifer has testified before Congress and been quoted in numerous print, tv and online news sources. Jennifer previously worked with the Women’s League of Burma and its thirteen member organizations on international advocacy and capacity building of women to advocate in international fora. Jennifer received an M.A. in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Featured Work

March 15, 2017
New York City—Today, in response to a court ruling in Hawaii that imposes a nationwide block on implementation of the Trump Administration’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement...
February 28, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Following President Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: "President Trump's remarks on...
October 17, 2016
New York City – Today, Human Rights First and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center and Human Rights First published a white paper on...
September 28, 2016
Download Statement for the Record of Emir Hadzic, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret.) Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest “Oversight of the...