Rachel Dotson

United States  |  Senior Director for Gender and Migration Initiatives, KIND


Rachel Dotson is Senior Director of Gender and Migration Initiatives at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Washington, D.C., where she leads programming, research, and advocacy efforts to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence against unaccompanied migrant children. She is the researcher and co-author of the 2017 reports “Neither Security nor Justice: Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Gang Violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala,” and “Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence Against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children,” published by KIND and the Human Rights Center Fray Matías de Córdova. Rachel has extensive experience in direct service and advocacy with children and youth, survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and immigrants and refugees. She has conducted multiple research projects in Mexico and Central America. Rachel holds Masters degrees in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Carolina and Latin American Studies from Indiana University.

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