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Michelle Tolson

Michelle Tolson

Michelle Tolson studied community development at the London School of Economics and Political Science and brings a background in gender with a human rights framework to her writing. She has worked on research projects in New York City and Cambodia. As an international correspondent, she has written about Cambodia and Mongolia for publications like Inter Press Service, The Diplomat, and the GlobalPost and edited for the UB Post at Mongol News Group.

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The West’s Dirty Laundry

The West’s Dirty Laundry

February 13, 2014

In the face of violent backlash, Cambodian garment workers, 90 percent of whom are women, are taking on powerful government and industry forces to fight for a living wage. More »

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

December 4, 2012

Journalist Michelle Tolson took the occasion of President Obama's visit to the Southeast Asian summit last month to speak to a stalwart member of the opposition party in Cambodia, Mu Sochua. More »

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

October 22, 2012

A small group of committed legislators in the Mongolian parliament are taking on the challenge of meeting the basic needs of women and children. More »