Sahr Muhammedally

Director of MENA & South Asia, Centre for Civilians in Conflict

Region(s): Asia, Middle East
Country of focus: Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen
Based in New York, NY


Current Occupation: Director of MENA & South Asia, Centre for Civilians in Conflict
Organization/Institution: CIVIC, Centre for Civilians in Conflict

Sahr Muhammedally (@Sahrmally) is the Director of MENA and South Asia at CIVIC, the Center for Civilians in Conflict. She oversees CIVIC’s work on civilian protection and harm mitigation in the Middle East and South Asia and advises decision makers, militaries and governments on civilian harm mitigation policies and trainings.

Sahr has worked for over a decade in the fields of armed conflict, human rights, and counterterrorism in Afghanistan, China, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen. Prior to joining CIVIC, Sahr was a consultant with Human Rights Watch working on South Asia and Southeast Asia and was the 2004-2005 Alan R. Finberg Fellow. From 2007-2009, Sahr was a Senior Associate at Human Rights First and undertook research and advocacy on US counterterrorism practices and policies.

Sahr practiced law in New York with Gibbons PC. Sahr is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Brooklyn Law School (cum laude).