Ann Wright spent her working life as a translator, subtitler and university lecturer.

Widely travelled on four continents, her main area of interest was Latin America where she lived at various times: six years in Argentina where her two children were born, and long periods in Cuba, Colombia, Central America and Brazil. She has a degree in Latin American Studies, did a PhD in Cuban history (undefended), was active for twenty years in solidarity committees campaigning for human rights in Latin America.

On her retirement in 2002, she did a course in human rights and international humanitarian law and has since concentrated on the growing area of protection of civilians by civilians, known as Protective Accompaniment, or Protection by Presence. She spent a year with Peace Brigades International (PBI) in Colombia accompanying human rights defenders in the field. On her return, she volunteered in the PBI UK office, liaising between the UK legal profession and Colombian human rights lawyers and speaking on their behalf, and has gone back to Colombia several times on verification missions, etc.

She has volunteered twice for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), first in 2006 when she was based in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem for three months, and second in 2009 when she spent three months on the Jerusalem team. Following her EAPPI field projects, she has given many presentations about her accompaniment work with a view to furthering the EAPPI aim of ending the Israeli Occupation the Palestinian territory.

She now lectures at universities on the Theory and Practice of Civilian Peacekeeping, using PBI in Colombia and EAPPI in Israel and Palestine as examples of field work.