To Live Freely in this World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa, NYU Press (forthcoming 2015)


The Case for Decriminalization of Sex Work in South Africa, 44 Georgetown Journal of International Law 1423 (with Glenn Bass et al) (October 2013)

Witchcraft Accusations and Human Rights: Case Studies from Malawi, 43 George Washington International Law Review 389 (with Katherine Glenn) (2012)

Sex Work and Human Rights in Africa, 33 Fordham International Law Journal 1178 (with Laura A. Smith) (2010)

Penetrating the Silence in Sierra Leone: A Blueprint for the Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation, 23 Harvard Human Rights Journal 111 (with Cave et al) (2010)

Forced Eviction and Resettlement in Cambodia: Case Studies from Phnom Penh, 9 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 39 (with Cave et al) (2010)

Silencing the Ethiopian Courts: Non-Judicial Constitutional Review and its Impact on Human Rights, 32 Fordham International Law Journal 259 (with Degol et al) (2008)

We Will Still Live: Confronting Stigma and Discrimination Against Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi, 31 Fordham International Law Journal 528 (with Fenrich and Higgins) (2008)

"Ingando" Solidarity Camps: Reconciliation and Political Indoctrination in Post-Genocide Rwanda, 18 Harvard Human Rights Journal 201 (2005)


U.S. Global AIDS Funding and Its Discontents, 8 Yale Journal of International Affairs 2 (June 11, 2013)

Overturn US anti-prostitution pledge to support sex workers and combat HIV, The Guardian (April 22, 2013)

African Voices of Legal Empowerment, The Huffington Post (January 10, 2013)

There Are No 'Perfect Victims', The Huffington Post (August 14, 2012)

New York Lawmakers Compromise Public Health by Failing to Pass “No Condoms as Evidence” Bill, RH Reality Check (July 3, 2012)

Greek Sex Workers Face Forced HIV Tests; Malawi Workers Fight Back, Ms. Magazine (Online) (June 11, 2012)

Why the Women's Rights Movement Must Listen to Sex Workers, RH Reality Check (May 22, 2012)

Why Economic Justice Is Central to LGBT Rights, The Huffington Post (May 7, 2012)

Criminalization of prostitution as a violation of sex workers' right to health, IntlLawGrrls (December 17, 2011)

Police Abuse of Sex Workers: A Global Reality, Widely Ignored, RH Reality Check (December 15, 2011)

Africa's LGBT Rights Movement, The Huffington Post (May 3, 2011)

The Architecture of Maternal Death, RH Reality Check (with Tarek Meguid) (April 4, 2011)

Aiding Children Accused of Witchcraft, The Huffington Post (March 14, 2011)

Help for those accused of witchcraft, International Herald Tribune (February 18, 2011)

Witchcraft Legal Aid in Africa, New York Times (Global Edition) (February 17, 2011)

Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, The Huffington Post (December 14, 2010)

Sierra Leone Youth Call for End to Female Genital Mutilation, The Huffington Post (November 26, 2010)

International Donors Must Fund Breakthrough Female-Controlled HIV Prevention Gel, openDemocracy (October 7, 2010)

Three African Vignettes: Nigeria, Benin, Rwanda, Afrik-News (September 15, 2010)

Africa's Women Turn 50, The Huffington Post (August 20, 2010)

Rwanda: Media Censorship Will Breed Resentment, (August 11, 2010)

Ethiopia: U.S. foreign policy and unsafe abortion in Africa, openDemocracy (August 3, 2010)

Rwanda: Gov't 'Manipulates' Genocide Memory, (July 21, 2010)

A call for sex workers' rights in Africa, Pambazuka News (June 24, 2010)

Book Reviews and Chapters

Book Review, Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa by Ashley Currier (2012), 35 Human Rights Quarterly 2 (May 2013)

Engaging Legal Dualism: Paralegal Organizations and Customary Law in Sierra Leone and Liberia in The Future of African Customary Law, Cambridge University Press, Fenrich, Galizzi, and Higgins, eds. (with Kristina Scurry Baehr) (2011)


Exporting Confusion: U.S. Foreign Policy as an Obstacle to the Implementation of Ethiopia's Liberalized Abortion Law, Leitner Center (with Degol et al) (2010)

Rights-Based Sex Worker Empowerment Guidelines: An Alternative HIV/AIDS Intervention Approach to the 100% Condom Use Programme, SANGRAM (with Gabriel, Garr, and Smith) (2008)

Nigeria's Faltering Federal Experiment, International Crisis Group (2006)

Liberia: Resurrecting the Justice System, International Crisis Group (2006)

Front Line Rwanda: Disappearances, Arrests, Threats, Intimidation and Co-option of Human Rights Defenders 2001 - 2004, Frontline: The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (with Toy-Cronin and Waldorf) (2005)