Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School - Burnt Umber Background

Women and Justice Fellow

Anne-Claire Blok is a Women and Justice Fellow at the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School. Before joining the Center, she worked at Plan International's EU office in Brussels where she advocated for the inclusion of children's rights in the European Union's external action policy and practice, while particularly highlighting girls' rights and gender equality. Anne-Claire previously also worked with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in NYC tracking and analyzing women's human rights resolutions and engaging with UN agencies and other missions. While working with Transparency International, she gained experience conducting research and advocacy looking to enhance the implementation and impact of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Earlier, she assisted research into innovative anti-human trafficking legislation at Not For Sale. Anne-Claire received her LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012. Additionally, she received both her LL.M. in Dutch civil law and LL.B. from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Sharon Pia Hickey is a Women and Justice Fellow at the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School. Sharon graduated with top honors from the National University of Ireland Maynooth, where she was executive editor of its law review. She received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School with certification in gender and sexuality law. While in Columbia, she served as an editor on the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and was part of Columbia's Gender and Sexuality Law Clinic. In the past, Sharon worked with Women for Election, training women to run for political office, and the 5050 group, campaigning for political gender quotas. Sharon has also worked in the Law Library of Congress, as part of the Washington Ireland Program, and in the Women and Public Policy Program of the Harvard Kennedy School.