Rachel Reid

Rachel Reid is the advocacy manager for Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.

Reid came to Open Society from Human Rights Watch, where she’d been the Afghanistan Analyst from 2008 to 2011, living in Afghanistan, and researching a wide range of human rights concerns, including women’s rights, media freedoms, and civilian casualties.

Prior to her move into human rights work, Reid spent more than a decade with the BBC, including reporting for the BBC World Service in Afghanistan, editing the BBC’s Newshour, and serving as the BBC’s Middle East Producer in Cairo, Egypt. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She is a regular commentator in the international media on human rights issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan.