Women's Rights Network

Founding Co-Directors

Carrie Cuthbert

Carrie Cuthbert graduated from Amherst College in 1990 and from Harvard Law School in 1995. She has been involved in the women's movement since her first year in college, where she served as a peer counselor, educator and advocate around rape and sexual harassment issues, and volunteered at a shelter for homeless women with pre-school age children. After college, she studied and taught English in Taiwan, and later moved to Seattle, WA where she worked for Citizen Action as an advocate for the passage of state family leave and affordable child care legislation. As a law student, Carrie continued to focus her academic and clinical efforts on issues affecting women, girls and families. She was an advocate in the Battered Women's Advocacy Project, an educator for the Teen Violence Education Project, and a researcher for the Children & Family Rights Project. She also served as Co-Executive Editor of Book Reviews for the Women's Law Journal. Through her clinical work, she represented women in divorce, custody, guardianship, and domestic violence cases at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, MA; advocated against trying juvenile offenders as adults at the Juvenile Rights Project in Portland, OR; investigated racially discriminatory housing practices at the ACLU Foundation of Maryland; and worked on mediation cases for separating gay and lesbian couples at the Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, MA. In 1995, she co-founded the Women's Rights Network (WRN).

Kim Slote

Kim Slote received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in 1989, and her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1995. Kim has been doing women's rights work for approximately 15 years, both in the U.S. and overseas. After college, she spent two years in Japan working in the Japanese women's movement, particularly around the issue of sexual violence against Asian migrant women workers, as well as several months in the Philippines on an intercultural Asia-Pacific training program for women's rights activists. In 1992, she returned to the US to enter Harvard Law School, concentrating her studies and clinical work on family violence, refugee and immigration law, and human rights. During her years at Harvard, Kim also did political asylum work at the Women Refugees Project; legal analyses related to trafficking for Human Rights Watch/Asia; and research on domestic violence in immigrant and refugee communities for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Kim also edited for the Harvard Human Rights Journal, organized for the Women & International Development Group, and advocated on behalf of sexually-abused children as a Guardian Ad Litem in Boston Juvenile Court. Upon graduation from Harvard in 1995, Kim Co-founded the Women's Rights Network (WRN).

Policy Director: Monica Ghosh Driggers