Hina Naveed (she/her) is the Aryeh Neier Fellow at the ACLU’s Human Rights Program and Women’s Rights Project. During the first half of her fellowship at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Hina conducted research on the US child welfare system, which too often removes children from their parents with scant evidence and limited protections for parents’ due process rights, and disproportionately impacts children from over-policed, underserved communities, especially people of color and people living in extreme poverty. Hina’s findings will be published in an ACLU/HRW report that will be released later this year. In her second fellowship year, Hina will be pursuing litigation and advocacy based on her report.
Prior to the start of her ACLU/HRW fellowship, Hina worked in a child welfare agency serving children in foster care, and in local community-based organizations serving immigrants in New York City. She is a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program created by the Obama administration to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, and is a long-time activist for immigrants’ rights. Hina obtained her Nursing degree from the College of Staten Island and her law degree from the City University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law and serve as a Registered Nurse in New York. She speaks Urdu and English.