Lauren Aarons (@LaurenAarons1) is Head of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Team at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She has also held a number of other roles within the organization – as a Legal Adviser on a special project focused on gender and the criminal law, as a Researcher/Adviser on Gender, and in two regional programs. Between 2015 and 2016, Lauren was the Human Rights Adviser to the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, and in 2012-2014 a Human Rights Officer in Gaza, Palestine – both with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She also worked with the International Rescue Committee in north-west Pakistan, and with the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza. Lauren holds a bacherlor’s degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University, an MPhil in International Development from Oxford University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from London College of Law, and an LLM from Columbia Law School.