Meet Sara Muzamil - GBV Specialist Project Officer
I began working at JRS in 2020 as an SGBV Caseworker at the JRS Women’s Space. Prior to this, I have worked for over ten years in the field of refugee services.
My mother was politically active in Sudan and my family have faced extreme political persecution as a result. Amnesty International was very concerned about our safety and we were asked to flee the country. My family moved to the U.S when I was young and I now call New Hampshire home.
My dream for as long as I could remember was to become a doctor following the suit of my siblings. However, after experiencing the pains of political persecution that was inflicted upon my family, I began to question politics and what it is that make people abuse power? This question has led me to change my goal of studying medicine to study Politics. I gained my undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and Proceeded to do my master in International Relations from Norwich University in Vermont.
Throughout my career, I have worked with refugees and immigrants, in particular women and girls. I have worked hard to protect young girls from the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), seeking ways to eliminate the practice among refugee girls as well as helping women who were subjected to FGM.
I do believe that women and girls rights are entitled to fundamental human rights. JRS has given me the opportunity to continue serving women and girls to help them feel safe in their new environment.