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Jennifer Quigley

Senior Director, Government Affairs

As Senior Director for Government Affairs, Jennifer Quigley oversees Human Rights First’s efforts to advance critical human rights policy reforms in Congress and the executive branch. Jennifer also leads the organization’s advocacy work to protect the rights of refugees and ensure the United States commits to refugee protection at home and abroad, including access to asylum protections and resettlement.  Jennifer has testified before Congress and been quoted in numerous print, television, and online news sources. 

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Jennifer worked for the U.S. Campaign for Burma for nine years, including as President/Executive Director focusing on U.S. Burma policy and the promotion of human rights, refugees, and democratic change in Burma. Jennifer also 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.

June 24, 2022
Washington, DC - Human Rights First is outraged that the House of Representative Committee on Appropriations voted today to include in the Fiscal Year 2023 Department of Homeland Security bill a...
April 12, 2022
The Evacuate Our Allies (EOA) Coalition was formed in the wake of President Biden’s announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in April 2021. Its mission is two-fold: to ensure...
March 16, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. – Seven months after the fall of the elected government and the return of the Taliban, Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of...
March 03, 2022
Urges Increased Protection for Non-European Refugees WASHINGTON D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the Biden Administration's Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for citizens of Ukraine...