(PRESS RELEASE) Vivian Siu has joined the Center for Reproductive Rights as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Siu most recently served as Director of Communications at The Intercept.
Siu is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of diverse communications experience for organizations around the globe. At The Intercept, Siu developed a cohesive communications strategy to advance its brand as a bold, fearless and adversarial news outlet. Prior to that, Siu was Director of Content Strategy &, Production at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, where she strengthened the public’s perception of the organization.
As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Siu will serve as member of the Center’s Executive Team and lead the Center’s communications department to elevate the global brand and marketing efforts for the organization.
“The Center for Reproductive Rights is on the frontlines worldwide protecting access to essential health services,” said Vivian Siu, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the Center. “I am thrilled to join this organization with a talented team working tirelessly as reproductive rights are continually under attack.”
“Vivian is a key addition to the Center team during a time where we are expanding our work across the globe and engaging with multi-lateral organizations,” said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “Her communications and reproductive health expertise will enable us to further raise visibility for our work protecting reproductive rights worldwide.”
During her tenure at Planned Parenthood at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Siu was part of the leadership in the Communications Division that fought back and shaped the narrative against the attacks on Planned Parenthood by anti-abortion groups and politicians seeking to defund them. Siu also worked with UNICEF to help develop a holistic communications strategy to further the organization’s mission in protecting the rights of every child around the world. She has on-the-ground experience in a range of countries in Africa, Central America, the Middle East, and Europe.
Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, Siu worked as a journalist at NBC News, NBC Olympics, ABC News and PBS. She is a graduate of Barnard College and also holds a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
The Center for Reproductive Rights’ game changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in the use of constitutional, international, and comparative human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies. It has played a key role in securing legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization, child marriage, and female genital mutilation. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in over 60 countries. It is headquartered in New York with offices in Washington, D.C., Bogota, Colombia, Geneva, Switzerland, Kathmandu, Nepal, and Nairobi, Kenya.