What we do
With Natasha's mentorship, I became a lawyer who took a victim-centered approach. She taught me how to interview victims, document the cases, take witness testimonies, evaluate evidence, fight for victim’s right to compensation, file police protection orders and cross-examine offenders in court. We did this in cases of serious crimes such as gender-based torture, murder, sexual violence and rape.
Y. Ahmadi, human rights lawyer, Afghanistan.
The SAHR team guided me to collect evidence and provide input into legal arguments while developing my legal skills.
Thanks to their incredible team, I finally was able to execute an intervention that was rooted in a survivor centered approach. I would not have the confidence or ability or will to do so, if I hadn't met the team at SAHR.
Please know the work you guys do transcends beyond us and we are coming together as women to help other women.
Yasmine Bjornum, journalist in Vanuatu and founder of SISTA, an NGO.
When I wanted to give up, fortunately SAHR reached me and took over my cause.
Natasha was by my side helping me in my fight to justice and reparation.
It is very important for a victim to receive legal advice. Us, victims of rape, we endure a lot of re-victimisation.
Our pain is invisible, it’s inside. It is very important to have a lawyer, to have someone to trust. So many women cannot afford a lawyer and has no rights or power to raise their voice.
Sabrina Prioli, humanitarian aid worker - SGBV survivor
We run a life full of fear and intimidation, and not being able to express what we think, voice, wear and not being able to exercise our freedom. We really feel discredited, helpless and unprotected in Afghanistan.
They did not forget us. They are until today fighting for us.
Former prosecutor and human rights lawyers, Afghanistan