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Krishanti Dharmaraj and Soon-Young Yoon

Krishanti Dharmaraj is a human rights advocate and a practitioner dedicated to realizing safety, equity, and well-being within communities, institutions, cities, and the wider world. She works at the intersection of rights, leadership, and identity to achieve her purpose. She has worked for three decades to advance women’s human rights at local, national, regional, and global levels. Ms. Dharmaraj is the founder and principal of the Dignity IndeX, a rights-based methodology and process to ensure sustainable inclusion, equity, and safety in communities and institutions. She conducts strategy sessions, training and workshops, and lectures and keynotes in the US and internationally. She is a faculty instructor at Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s newly launched M.S. program in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership.

Soon-Young Yoon is the UN representative for the International Alliance of Women. In 2021, she was appointed to the Council on Gender Equality convened by H. E. Ambassador, Abdhulla Shahid, the President of the 76th UN General Assembly. During her past tenure as chair of the NGO CSW/NY, the committee launched the Cities for CEDAW campaign in the US. In 2020, she founded and is currently co-director of the Cities for CEDAW History and Futures Project. She was a Social Development officer for UNICEF in the Southeast Asia office, as well as the Social Scientist at WHO/SEARO in New Delhi. She serves as a board member of the International Foundation for Ewha Womans University and on the Global Advisory Board of the Harvard AIDS Initiative. A former columnist for the EarthTimes newspaper, she is co-editor with Dr. Jonathan Samet of the WHO monograph, “Gender, Women, and the Tobacco Epidemic.”