Sarah Jewell

Executive Director, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA

Region(s): Global
Country of focus: Australia, Liberia, United States
Based in New York, USA


Current Occupation: Executive Director, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA
Organization/Institution: Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA
Language: English

Sarah Jewell (@SarahEJewell) is the Director of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA, which was founded by Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian peace activist, to raise the next generation of peacebuilders and democratic leaders. The US chapter of the foundation  (@GPFA_USA) focuses on building support for education and peacebuilding programming in Liberia as well as using storytelling and advocacy to create change at the international level.

Sarah is an experienced policy advisor and advocate with a particular interest in women’s rights, youth affairs, and social justice. She is from Australia and has professional experience in the non-profit sector as well as in the Australian civil service. Before joining Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA, Sarah was the National Policy and Research Director of Anglicare Australia, which is a network of over 30 social service agencies connected to the Anglican church across Australia.

Sarah has a Masters of Philosophy in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin where she specialized in peace, feminist theory and human rights.