Washington, DC

Tarah Demant

Interim National Director of Programs, Advocacy, and Government Affairs

Tarah Demant brings over twenty years of experience in global gender issues and has advocated for human rights at the United Nations, the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, USAID, Capitol Hill, and with many foreign governments. In addition to her leadership of the Programs Team and Government Relations and Advocacy Team, she heads the organization’s work on women’s rights, LGBTI rights, the Indigenous peoples rights, and sexual and reproductive rights. She holds a Ph.D. in English and a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her analysis has been featured by The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Time, USA Today, PRI, The Nation, and other media.