Jane F. Barry
|Jane F. Barry|
Jane F. Barry
Jane Frances Barry|
15 September 1966
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|Residence||Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA|
|Known for||Human rights writing and humanitarian work|
Jane is married and has two daughters, Juliette and Alyssa.
Ms Barry studied Soviet Studies at Middlebury College, Vermont, USA before moving to California and working on Soviet-American co-operation issues as part of the emerging Citizen diplomacy movement, with organisations including the Esalen Institute Soviet-American Exchange Program just as the 'Iron Curtain' began to fall.
She worked in the former Soviet Union from 1989–1994, taking part in demonstrations against the attempted August 1991 coup d'etat against Mikhail Gorbachev and in support of democracy - being one of the first foreigners to join the shield of ordinary people outside the Russian White House.
Policy work and women's rights
In her more recent career, she has worked in Côte d'Ivoire, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Kosovo, and South Africa for Save the Children UK,Help Age International, the UK Department for International Development, and the Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights.
Jane Barry's written work has been translated into Albanian, French, Nepali, Serbo-Croat, Sinhala, Spanish and Tamil, is required reading at Fordham University Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, and has been described by Women in Black as a "homage to women activists who are engaged throughout the world: from Europe across Africa and Asia to Latin America" (Belgrade, July 2005).
Since 2008, Jane Barry has worked as a principal at the Seattle office of the consulting firm Linksbridge.
Jane Barry's recent published works include:
- A Bridge Too Far: Aid Agencies and the Military in Humanitarian Response (2002) 
- Rising up in Response (2005)
- What's the Point of the Revolution if We Can't Dance? (2007)
- Insiste, Persiste, Resiste, Existe (2008)
Commentary on and reviews of Jane Barry's writing
Women's rights Internet resources citing Jane Barry's work include:
- Giving voice to silent emergencies
- Voices of Solidarity : International Women Activists Share their Perspective on the Katrina Disaster
- Kosovar Women's Voice
- The Rory Peck Trust Free Lens
- Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
- UN Non-governmental Liaison Service
- The New Humanitarians: A Review of Trends in International Humanitarian Action
- Middlebury College Alumni Archived 2010-02-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- San Francisco Examiner, 21 August 1991
- Special report in San Francisco Examiner, 16 September 1999
- "Measuring humanitarian need" Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. by Marcus Oxley. Humanitarian Practice Network
- Iraq War Highlights Changed Relationship Between Civilian Aid Groups and the Military[permanent dead link] InterAction: American Council for Voluntary International Action website
- Linksbridge: Meet the Team Archived 2011-01-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Iraq: war, law and humanitarian protection Archived 2010-02-17 at the Wayback Machine. Overseas Development Institute website
- Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights UN invitation[permanent dead link]
- UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) Civil Society Observer
- Gender and Disaster Network: Conflict And Displacement