Janet Fleischman is an expert on women’s global health and rights, with extensive experience in policy and advocacy. She is a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and an independent consultant who has worked for many organizations addressing the health of women and adolescent girls, gender-based violence, family planning, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS. These include the Kaiser Family Foundation, UNAIDS, CARE, Together for Girls, the Redstone Strategy Group, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank. She is a member of the New York City Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee. Her recent fieldwork has focused on sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Fleischman has authored dozens of reports, hosted numerous podcasts, and produced and directed several videos. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN’s Global Public Square, Globalpost.com, and AllAfrica.com. CSIS.org runs her blog posts and commentaries. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to women’s and girls’ global health, gender and HIV/AIDS, and U.S. policy. From 1983 to 2003, Fleischman worked for Human Rights Watch as a researcher on Eastern Europe and Africa and then as the organization’s Washington director for Africa.