Born in India, Lysa has championed human rights and international mobilization for two decades. She started her career working for grassroots organizations fighting to end urban poverty, and spearheaded large-scale campaigns calling for government accountability to the Millennium Development Goals. Before joining CIVICUS, she worked as Global Campaigns Director at Save the Children, and as Head of Outreach for the UN panel that drafted the blueprint for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Lysa John will speak at the World Justice Forum's Plenary: Recommendations, Commitments, and Investments to Advance Justice and Rule of Law and at the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Legacy Keynote Conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill