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In Conversation with: Senator McPhedran

Senator McPhedran is someone who has been involved in human rights advocacy for many years and in many different capacities. She has worked as a lawyer, founder of non-profit organizations, and was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 2016. In this episode we talk about Senator McPhedran's passions, the case of Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and the future of human rights advocacy.

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If you are interested in Ms. Sotoudeh's case, consider signing and sharing the following petition: www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/t…rin-satoudeh-now/

In Conversation with: Ruchira Gupta

Ruchira Gupta is an activist, journalist, visiting professor at New York University, and founder-president of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, whose work is primarily focused on advocating against the trafficking of women and girls. Over the course of her 30+ years in the field, she has helped governments and intergovernmental institutions like the United Nations, develop better laws and policy frameworks to protect prostituted women and girls, and invest in the most marginalized in society and subsequently most at risk for being trafficked. You can find out more about her and her organization at: http://apneaap.org/ 

In Conversation with: Marina Nemat

Marina Nemat is an author and activist. She was 16 when she was arrested during the Iranian Revolution; she was then taken to Evin prison, where she was tortured for over two years. She was eventually released, and came to Canada in 1991. Since then, she has published two memoirs about her experiences, and has dedicated the rest of her life to advocating against the use of torture. This podcast is about her story. You can find out more about her and her work at: http://www.marinanemat.com/