Jennine Sawwan supports the Asylum Program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) by handling daily operations, including logistics, travel, expense and budget tracking, outreach, meeting coordination, and communication with Asylum Network members. She also aids in the facilitation of case placements among network members.
Prior to joining PHR, Sawwan performed research on international gender issues for the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights in Boston and for the Cameleon Association in Paris. She also worked with survivors of sexual violence at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and most recently interned with Demand Abolition – an organization devoted to combating sex trafficking – where she helped coordinate trainings and build an online research library.
Sawwan holds a BA in international relations, peace and justice studies, and women’s studies from Tufts University. She is proficient in Arabic and French.