Bio

Anushay Hossain

Anushay Hossain is a Bangladeshi journalist based in Washington, DC.  She launched Anushay’s Point in 2009, and her work is regularly featured on Forbes Woman, Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast.

She is also the online editor for ClickIttefaq.com, the English-web version of Bangladesh’s oldest national newspaper, the iconic Daily Ittefaq.

Anushay spent a decade as a feminist policy analyst on Capitol Hill before going full-time with her writing in 2013. She has appeared on BBC Radio, National Public Radio (NPR), Sirius XM radio, Canada’s CBC, Russia Today (RT), and HuffPostLive.

Anushay guest-hosted “The Stream” on Al-Jazeera English (AJE) from 2012-2013, and is also a panelist on PBS’ “To The Contrary,” the network’s feminist news-analysis program.

Anushay’s career in women’s rights began as an intern at the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee (BRAC) where she worked on micro-finance for women in her native country, Bangladesh.

A University of Virginia graduate, Anushay joined the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Nobel Peace Prize nominated Campaign for Afghan Women prior to completing her MA in Gender and Development at the University of Sussex in England.

After a year at the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM UK) London office, Anushay returned to Washington, DC where she spent the past decade analyzing the impact of US foreign policy on the health and rights of women and girls around the world.

Anushay frequently travels to leading colleges and universities across the country giving talks on global women’s rights movements. She has spoken at Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University, New York University (NYU), Duke, Yale Law School, University of Michigan, & the University of Chicago.

A fervent lover of cultures, Anushay spent a year in Italy studying Italian and is fluent in six languages. She is married and lives in Washington, DC with her Iranian-American husband and their daughter.

In 2014, Anushay was welcomed as a member of The National Press Club in Washington, DC, one of the world’s most prestigious journalistic organizations.