Samantha Shearman

Samantha provides support to two of GPD’s cybersecurity capacity
building projects, which aim to increase the number of cyber laws and
policies that are rights-respecting and developed in an open,
inclusive and transparent manner.

As Project Assistant, Samantha supports cybersecurity team members in the running of the projects as well as providing support to project partners in Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America.

Prior to joining GPD, Samantha worked with two prominent Cambodian
human rights organisations, where her work included programme support,
advocacy and research. She predominantly worked on issues concerning
freedom of expression, assembly and association, land rights, and
women’s rights in Cambodia.

Samantha holds a Bachelor of International Relations and a Master of
Law, Governance and Development, both from the Australian National
University (ANU).

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