Jessica Boulet

Esq., Human Rights and Gender Specialist (New York)

Jessica Boulet joined WFM/IGP in August 2020 as a Human Rights and Gender Specialist (consultant).

Previously, she worked for International IDEA and the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she supported various constitutional reform processes, including advising on human rights standards to Yemen’s Constitution Drafting Committee in 2014. In addition, she has advocated before various UN treaty bodies and supported strategic litigation before African and European regional tribunals. Jessica has also published on human rights issues including reproductive rights, sexual and gender-based violence, child marriage, and transitional justice.

As a human rights lawyer, Jessica specializes in the MENA region and Europe and has lived and worked in Jordan, Tunisia, Indonesia, and France. She brings expertise in UN advocacy, women’s rights, transitional justice, religious freedom, and rule of law to WFM/IGP’s work on Women, Peace, and Security; UN advocacy; and atrocity prevention and accountability.

Jessica holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a dual degree in Arabic and English Literature from Georgetown University. Jessica is a native English speaker who also speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish.

Why are you a world federalist?

“Global governance is essential to developing universal human rights standards, elevating the voices of civil society, and holding governments accountable to respect, protect, and promote the rights of all.”

What is the future you are working towards?

“A world where governments are deeply and effectively committed to upholding the full human rights of all, without discrimination.”