Advocate combating human trafficking

The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
2015 Speaker

Malika Saada Saar

Human Rights Advocate combating

the human trafficking of vulnerable girls in the U.S.

Sunday, September 27th, 4pm – 6pm

As a human rights lawyer and advocate, Malika Saada Saar has been involved in numerous issues related to the most vulnerable in our society, leading efforts in the U.S. to shut down the trafficking of children for sex, ending the federal practice of shackling pregnant mothers behind bars in U.S. prisons, and advocating for federal funding for treatment services for at-risk families.

Currently, she is Special Counsel on Human Rights at The Raben Group and Director of The Human Rights Project for Girls ( and Newsweek and the Daily Beast have named Ms. Saada Saar one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.”

Ms. Saada Saar holds a B.A. from Brown University, M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.