Kiri Westby is a human rights activist who specializes in the rights of women and girls in war zones. Her work has taken her deep into armed conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. In 2007, Kiri and four others were arrested in China after staging a non-violent demonstration for Tibetan Freedom. The protest was broadcast all over the world and political leaders called for their immediate release. They were eventually released, but not before a terrifying ordeal in Chinese detention. Kiri is also a new mom who writes about her experiences. Her work has been featured on, and Some of those blogs are included here for your enjoyment, as well as more personal writings on activism, human rights, motherhood and toilets.