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Shawna Bader-Blau leads the Solidarity Center, the largest global worker rights organization based in the United States. Since October 2011, she has served as executive director of an organization of more than 220 staff in Washington, D.C., and 26 field offices, implementing programs in 60 countries. She has been with the organization for 12 years.Shawna is an advocate and activist for working women and men seeking safe jobs with dignity that provide for their families and futures. As the public face of the Solidarity Center, she testifies as an expert witness at U.S. Congressional briefings and hearings on worker and human rights. She represents the organization around the world, promoting social justice, gender equity, decent work and more inclusive economic development and democratic societies. Shawna has worked in the field of international development and human rights for 17 years and has lived or worked in more than 25 countries.