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Marianne Møllmann is senior researcher with Physicians for Human Rights in New York. In March 2015, Marianne launched Kær, a textile design business making custom and made-to-order textiles rooted in core Danish design principles: beauty, simplicity, and functionality.

Marianne was most recently director of programs at OutRight Action International, after working for 10+ years with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Before arriving in the United States, Marianne lived in Lima, Guatemala City, Washington DC, London, Madrid, Paris, and Oxford. She has a background in strategic brand planning, and in-depth experience from pretty much every part of the not-for-profit world: communication, advocacy, research, management, and fundraising. She has authored numerous reports on women's human rights, economic rights, and gender-based discrimination.

Marianne’s opinion pieces on human rights and gender have appeared, among other places, in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and she has been known to blog about anything that seems ridiculous, outrageous, or just plain wrong on RHRealityCheck and the Huffington Post.

Marianne is a returning lecturer on women's rights and LGBT issues at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, and is currently teaching human rights advocacy and research at the New School in New York. She has served as adjunct lecturer on sexual orientation, gender identity, and human rights at Hunter College, and in human rights advocacy and research at New York University. From 2008 to 2010, she co-taught a Masters course on health rights at Yale University's School of Public Health in New Haven.  

Marianne holds a MSc from Ecole des Affaires de Paris in France and an LL.M. in international human rights law from Essex University in the United Kingdom. She grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has moved country and/or continent more times than she wants to remember. She is now settled in Brooklyn, NY, with her daughter and spouse.

Marianne speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Danish, and can hold her own in French.  If her life depended on it, she could probably make conversation in German and Norwegian too. Mandarin Chinese, however, was much too hard to learn.

In her spare time, Marianne is an amateur sailor, dressmaker, DIY enthusiast, and mom. Her old but well-loved 27-foot sloop, the Secret Goldfish, is moored in the Bronx. Marianne's all-time favorite activity is laughing. And maybe dancing. But laughing first.