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Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University School of Law

Aziza Ahmed

Professor Ahmed teaches reproductive and sexual health and rights, international health law, and property. Her research areas include health and law (international and domestic), human rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Professor Ahmed′s scholarship is interdisciplinary, and often draws from both public health and legal methodologies and literature. Alongside her work on public health, Professor Ahmed also writes about the changing global landscape of Muslim minorities after 9/11.  Professor Ahmed holds a law degree from the University of California Berkeley, a master′s of science in population and international health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA from Emory University.

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Ahmed was a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health Program on International Health and Human Rights. She came to that position after a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW). At ICW, Professor Ahmed engaged in numerous human rights projects pertaining to HIV and AIDS. Professor Ahmed has worked on human rights and social justice issues in South Africa, Namibia, the Caribbean, India and the United States. She has worked with and for various United Nations agencies, international and domestic non-governmental organizations.

Professor Ahmed is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Group on HIV and the Law convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  She has also served as an expert for the American Bar Association. Professor Ahmed continues to support the work of many civil society organizations domestically and internationally.

Professor Ahmed's Publications

Aziza Ahmed. “Criminalising Consensual Sexual Behaviour in the Context of HIV: Consequences, Evidence and Leadership,” 6 Global Public Health 357 (2011) (co-authored)

Aziza Ahmed.HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences,” 6 Yale Journal of International Affairs 32 (2011). HIV and Women

Aziza Ahmed. “Protecting HIV Positive Women’s Human’s Rights: Recommendations for the Obama Administration,” (with Hanssens and Kelly) 17 Reproductive Health Matters 127 (2009). Protecting HIV-Positive Women’s Human Rights-Recommendations for the United States National HIV-AIDS Strategy

Aziza Ahmed.Answering the Millennium Call for Universal Health: Eliminating User Fees,” (with Hall and Swanson) 62 Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev L.J. L.J. 12 (2009).

Aziza Ahmed.Dual Subordination: Muslim Sexuality in Secular and Religious Legal Discourse in India,” Paper 7 Muslim World Journal of Human Rights 4.1 (2007). Dual Subordination- Muslim Sexuality in Secular and Religious Legal Discourse in India

Aziza Ahmed.  “Feminism, Power, and Sex Work in the Context of HIV/AIDS: Consequences for Women’s Health,” Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2011). Feminism Power and Sex

Aziza Ahmed. Criminal Law and HIV: The Case of Sex Work, Sodomy Laws, and HIV Transmission and Exposure (with Warner, Kaplan, Kisimodi, and Symington) (forthcoming).

 

Related posts:

  1. Criminalising Consensual Sexual Behaviour in the Context of HIV: Consequences, Evidence and Leadership by Aziza Ahmed
  2. “We have the right not to be ‘rescued’…”*: When Anti-Trafficking Programmes Undermine the Health and Well-Being of Sex Workers by Aziza Ahmed
  3. Protecting HIV-positive women’s human rights: recommendations for the United States National HIV/AIDS Strategy by Aziza Ahmed with Catherine Hanssens and Brook Kelly
  4. HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences by Aziza Ahmed
  5. Feminism, Power, and Sex Work in the Context of HIV/AIDS: Consequences for Women’s Health by Aziza Ahmed