Director, International Policy and Women, Peace and Security
Sarah works on the InclusivePeace women, peace and security portfolio, on the organization’s work in Latin America, and on international policy strategy, in particular around the UN in New York.
She is an internationally recognized expert and policy advisor on women, peace and security, providing strategic advice on international accountability frameworks on women’s rights in conflict, and expert guidance for the global community on women, peace and security considerations in specific conflict situations. Sarah has authored numerous articles and chapters, including on women, peace and security in the UN Security Council, on the linkages between women’s rights and peace, and on gender and UN peacekeeping operations. Her research specifically on women negotiators has focused on Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Myanmar.
Sarah is also a Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI), where from 2017 to 2020 she developed and then led the organization’s Women, Peace and Security program. Prior to joining IPI, she was the women, peace and security advocate in the women’s rights division at Human Rights Watch, and previously the Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.
Sarah holds an MA from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and an MPhil and a PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York, all in Political Science.