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Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya has more than twenty years’ experience on international labor issues, gender and social inclusion, and business and human rights. She is currently a Fellow at Open Society Foundations and an advisor to Laudes Foundation. Most recently she worked for the US Agency for International Development as Senior Specialist for Labor, Gender and Social Inclusion, where she led the development of new guidance and internal training on gender and social inclusion, and assisted field Missions around the world to develop new programming to address labor rights, counter human trafficking and promote women’s economic empowerment. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan.