Zaynab Nawaz is a program officer with the Foundation for a Just Society. Before her current position, Nawaz worked as a program officer for Asia and Latin America in the International Women’s Program at Open Society Foundations. She has also worked with Amnesty International as a senior campaigner, coordinating the international Stop Violence Against Women campaign from New York and leading lobbying efforts on women’s human rights issues in Washington, D.C.

Nawaz has over a decade of experience in women’s human rights advocacy and has facilitated trainings with volunteer leaders and worked closely with women’s human rights defenders. She has participated in research missions to interview domestic violence survivors in Turkey and most recently worked with Native American and Alaska Native survivors of sexual assault.

Nawaz holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the College of William & Mary, a master’s degree in international studies and diplomacy from the University of London, and a certificate in international legal systems from the Institute of Human Rights (The Hague, Netherlands).