Introducing Sara Alsherif

Hello everyone, 

My name is Sara Alsherif, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Programme Manager for the Migrant Digital Justice Programme. I am a human rights defender and digital rights researcher with a master’s degree in digital media from the University of Sussex. My studies focused primarily on digital rights intersecting with human rights and gender studies. I was part of the Tech for Democracy initiative that drafted the Copenhagen Pledge to serve as a valuable framework commitment by governments, the tech sector and civil society to make technology work for democracy and human rights. I also volunteer with charity organisations working with refugees; this experience, which in addition to my personal experiences, gives me insights into the legal framework around immigration policies and the surveillance mechanism that the Home Office uses to impose surveillance and control over refugees.

I am passionate about using technology and data to advance the rights of marginalized communities, and I believe that the Migrant Digital Justice Program is doing essential work in this area.

About the Migrant Digital Justice Programme

A part of my role is to support the migrants’ rights communities and grass-roots movements and work together to address the challenges and threats the UK Government presents regarding migrants’ digital rights and working on ending the digital hostile environment surrounding them. 

The program achieved significant successes, including a recent victory for migrants’ rights as a judge ruled and agreed with the3million and ORG that the immigration exemption is incompatible with

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