FORA.tv Speaker - Wenchi Yu Perkins
Wenchi Yu Perkins is Vital Voices Global Partnership's New York Office Representative and Human Rights Program Director. She represents Vital Voices to liaise with the United Nations and is responsible for expanding Vital Voices' network and building private-public partnerships in the Greater New York area. In addition, Ms. Perkins manages and develops Vital Voices' all human rights programs, including the hallmark anti-trafficking program. She has testified before the US Congress and has been quoted widely in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and other major international media outlets on women's rights issues. Prior to joining Vital Voices, Ms. Perkins worked with an immigrant rights organization and trained law enforcement in the Midwest. Ms. Perkins has also been involved in labor rights and corporate social responsibility work in East Asia through research and policy advocacy. She was a foreign policy assistant at the Taiwanese Parliament and worked for Taiwanâ€™s Consulate in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Perkins has published articles in the Asian Wall Street Journal and the United Nations Chronicle. She has an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a BA in Political Science from National Taiwan University.
06.19.07 | 00:39:27 min
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