Crimes Against Humanity Program
Joined Human Rights First in 2012
As director of the Crimes Against Humanity program, Sadia leads Human Rights First’s efforts to improve prevention of and response to mass atrocities by governments and international organizations, with a particular focus on the U.S. government.
Sadia has over ten years of experience in the field of human rights, working with international and national human rights organizations. Most recently, Sadia held the position of Deputy Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International’s Secretariat. She has also managed projects and led campaigns with the Center for American Progress’s Enough Project, Oxfam America, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Amnesty International, and Save the Children U.K. Sadia has conducted field work in the United States, Central America, South Asia, West Africa and Central Africa. Her key thematic areas of work include transitional justice, prevention of mass atrocities, women’s rights, business and human rights, ending the practice of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, and post conflict reconstruction.
Sadia received a Professional Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the London School of Economics, an MA in International Development from American University, and a BA with honors in Political Science from Washington College.