In the first of our regular series of podcasts, Centre CEO Mary Harvey spoke to Minky Worden, the Director of Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch. Minky has taught as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) since 2013. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1998, Worden lived and worked in Hong Kong as an adviser to Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee and worked at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as a speechwriter for the U.S. Attorney General. She is the editor of The Unfinished Revolution 2012 and China's Great Leap 2008, and the co-editor of Torture 2005.
Minky spoke about the recent Human Rights Watch report on the abuse of child athletes in Japan I Was Hit So Many Times I Can’t Count, the recent tragic suicide of South Korean triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon and how sport can be a catalyst to improve human rights worldwide. You can follow Minky on Twitter @MinkysHighjinks and Human Rights Watch @HRW. Listen and subscribe following the links above or find us on your favourite podcast hub.