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Jenny Wang

Senior Strategy & Research Associate

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Jenny Wang is a Senior Strategy & Research Associate at HRF, where she oversees the organization’s Asia-related campaigns, projects, and research. As a daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Jenny is deeply inspired by Taiwan’s democratization and concerned about the Chinese government’s authoritarian tactics. Jenny has co-authored reports and op-eds on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s human rights abuses, and has represented HRF at global conferences and meetings with E.U. parliamentary members, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, and activists. In late 2021, she testified before the U.S. Congress on the regime’s alarming use of economic coercion to silence its critics, and provided policy recommendations on how to best combat the CCP’s corporate intimidation.

Jenny has worked extensively to help expose the CCP’s genocide of the Uyghur Muslims. Along with stakeholders and partners, she spearheaded HRF’s Uncomfortable Truth initiative, which aims to bring attention to the links between the apparel industry and the Uyghur genocide; the campaigns under this initiative have been recognized by the Cannes Lions Awards, the Webby Awards, the Luum Awards, the Anthem Awards, the D&AD Awards, the One Show Awards, among others.

She is one of the key managers of HRF’s Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan, and has helped grow the event’s attendance by 65% from 2018 to 2019 – making it the organization’s largest regional conference outside of Norway. As The New York Times wrote about the event, “For Taiwan, which China has used its clout to keep out of many global organizations, it amounts to a kind of international validation — from the world’s dissidents, if not its governments.”

Prior to joining HRF in 2018, Jenny worked in the advertising industry for three years. Jenny holds a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights & International Law from NYU, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Asian Studies from Rutgers University.