Minky Worden

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Minky Worden is an American human rights advocate and author, and serves as director of global initiatives for Human Rights Watch.[1]

Worden joined Human Rights Watch in 1998.[2] Before that, she lived and worked in Hong Kong as an adviser to Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee and worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as a speechwriter for the U.S. Attorney General and in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.[2]

Worden is editor of China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges (Seven Stories Press, 2008) and Unfinished Revolution; Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights (Seven Stories Press, 2012) and co-editor with Kenneth Roth and Amy Bernstein of Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is It Ever OK?: A Human Rights Perspective (New Press, 2005).[3]

A native of Tennessee, Worden is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.[citation needed] She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an elected member of the Overseas Press Club's Board of Governors.[2] She speaks Cantonese and German.[2]

Worden is married to L. Gordon Crovitz, a media executive and advisor to media and technology companies who is a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal. They have three sons.[4]


  1. ^ Worden, Minky (October 23, 2009). "What an Olympic glow can't mask". The Washington Post. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Human Rights Watch biography
  3. ^ Morrow, Lance (January 29, 2006). "Necessity or Atrocity?". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "L. Gordon Crovitz: Publisher of the Wall Street Journal". ScribeMedia.org. 2006-11-21. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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