Sheila Dauer, former Director of Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Human Rights Program during the program’s existence from October 1997 to end December, 2008. Since 1988, as a charter member of an AIUSA Taskforce on Women’s Human Rights, she worked with both AI international research office and other national sections to develop AI’s policy, action and publications on women’s human rights. In 1991, she prepared AI’s first international report on women’s human rights, Women in the Front Line. She served as Theme Advisor to AIUSA’s Stop Violence Against Women Campaign (2004-2008), developing strategies and actions on multiple countries and issues around violence against women. Dr. Dauer, who holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology, carried out fieldwork for two years in Tanzania. She is a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and served on the Committee for Human Rights and a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. She has taught at The New School for Public Engagement’s Graduate Program in International Affairs. She is on the Board of Directors of Action for Health in the Americas, a support NGO for EPES, Educacion Popular en Salud, Chile.