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Judy Gearhart, International Labour Rights Forum

Judy Gearhart has been the executive director of the International Labor Rights Forum since March 2011. Judy is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs, teaching the course "Human Rights and Development Policy" since 2002. Previously, Judy served as the program director at Social Accountability International (SAI) where she led research on voluntary labor standards and coordinated training programs for workers and trade unions on how to use codes conduct to claim their rights at work. Prior to SAI, Judy worked on democratization, women’s rights and labor rights programs for Mexican non-governmental organizations, UNICEF-Honduras and the International Labour Organization's International Program to Eradicate Child Labor (IPEC). Judy holds a master's of international affairs from Columbia University.