Alison Symington

Alison joined the Legal Network staff in September 2007.

At the Legal Network, Alison’s research, advocacy and education work focuses primarily on HIV-related women’s rights issues, privacy and discrimination, HIV testing, and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. She is co-producer of the Legal Network documentaries, Positive Women: Exposing Injustice and Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law, and she has led the development of a comprehensive judicial handbook on HIV, human rights and the law. She has authored numerous publications, including book chapters, journal articles, community resources, and legislative guidance on women’s rights in the context of HIV.

Previously, she was Manager of Research with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), working on issues of human rights accountability, and international trade and aid policy, in collaboration with international human rights and gender equality advocates.

She has also served as a consultant for Amnesty International’s global Stop Violence Against Women campaign and as an intern for the U.K.—based International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS).

Alison holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from the University of Guelph, an LL.B. from the University of Toronto and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University.

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