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Asia Program Manager, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

April 29th, 2010

Area of Expertise: Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Media
Languages: English, Hindi
Field of Work: Activist/Humanitarian, Journalist/Commentator, Non-Governmental
City: London
Country: UK
Continent: Europe

Email: charu.hogg@theglobalexperts.org

charu new passport 1 Charu HoggCharu Hogg is Asia Program Manager at the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, and Fellow of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. She is former South Asia Researcher at Human Rights Watch. She develops research and advocacy campaigns on protection of children in armed conflicts in ten Asian countries.

Ms. Hogg has independently researched and written reports, regular press statements, letters to government, briefing notes to the UN, editorials and articles in the media. She has frequently represented the Coalition, Human Rights Watch and Chatham House in meetings with government representatives, heads of state, diplomats and UN representatives. She has spoken at events at the UNHRC in Geneva, addressed the EU Parliament in Brussels and briefed donor support groups and European member states in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2007, she wrote on political and economic issues in South Asia for Business Monitor International, Jane’s Information Group and Chatham House. Ms. Hogg has led research on cross-cutting political and human rights issues in South Asia, Afghanistan and Myanmar during work with Chatham House and consultancies with the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, International Alert and Control Risk Group.

Ms. Charu Hogg had more than 12 years of grass roots experience in reporting on politics, human rights and development issues for national and international media in conflict situations in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. She has written for the Times of India, India Today, Indian Express, Far Eastern Economic Review and the BBC among others. She was selected as a Reuter’s Fellow for a mid-career academic break and was attached to the University of Oxford for a six month fellowship.

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