Timothy Ryan, Chair, Global March Against Child Labour, and Asia Regional Program Director for Solidarity Center

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    Timothy Ryan, Chair, Global March Against Child Labour, and Asia Regional Program Director for Solidarity Center

Timothy Ryan is the Chairperson for The Global March Against Child Labour, and Asia Regional Program Director for the Solidarity Center, based in Washington since 2001.  He began working on child labour with Kailash Satyarthi in 1991 and continued work in this area ever since.  Timothy spent eight years in Asia as the Solidarity Center’s Country Director for Sri Lanka (1993-97) and Indonesia (1997-2001), working on a variety of labour issues, and in India and Pakistan his work was focused combatting child labour.  His writing has appeared in Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Thomson-Reuters, the Huffington Post, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Christian Science Monitor, and national newspapers in South Asia and Latin America.  He is Executive Producer of the soon-to-be-released award-winning documentary feature on forced and child marriage in the U.S., “Knots:  A Forced Marriage Story.”  His fiction writing has appeared in American University’s Folio, The Write Launch, STORGY, Here Comes Everyone, and his novel, “The Sisters:  A Fable of Globalization” is available on Amazon.  His most recent academic work is “Labor in the Habibie Years:  The Third Act,” chapter and new afterword in “Democracy Take-Off?  The B.J. Habibie Period,” edited by Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Bridget Welsh, second edition.