Lauren Avery co-ordinates the Minority/Disability Intersectional Discrimination project at MRG, working with disability rights activists from indigenous and minority communities in order to engage in local, national, and international advocacy. Project countries have included Bangladesh, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritania, Nepal, Rwanda, Thailand, Uganda, and Ukraine. Lauren holds a Masters in East Asian Development and a Masters in Research in Thai/Disability Studies from the University of Leeds. She received a Thai Embassy Scholarship and was awarded the The Anglo-Thai Society Award for Academic Excellence in Thai Studies 2018 for her research project on disability rights movements in Thailand. She is currently undertaking doctoral research on Zika-related disability rights activism in Brazil under supervision from the University of York, UK and Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Lauren Avery will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Intersectional Discrimination in a Post-Covid World: Violations, Solutions, and Actions