Global Network & Regional Engagement
Saba leads the Global Networks team, which oversees our human rights and gender-based violence programming, including the Voices Against Violence initiative and the Urgent Assistance Fund, which has helped thousands of women’s rights leaders, their local organizations and survivors of violence throughout the years, as well as our crisis response efforts to evacuate and support Afghan women leaders. Saba’s role is to activate and provide support and opportunities to the women leaders in our vast network.
Saba has worked for over 15 years as an advocate for women’s rights for both the US Government and different NGOs, including Women for Women International, where she oversaw their social empowerment program, and led efforts on women’s leadership and advocacy, sexual and reproductive rights, violence against women, disability inclusion, and men’s engagement.
Prior to that, Saba was a Senior Gender Advisor for over 12 years in various offices at the Department of State including the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and the US Embassy in Islamabad. In these roles Saba oversaw, developed, and managed millions of dollars in rule of law, gender, and human rights programming as well as public private partnerships.
Favorite Quote: “You must be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatama Gandhi