I co-founded Uncommon Union to raise the profile of important global issues. Uncommon Union brings together media companies, governments, businesses, celebrities, activists and NGO’s to help facilitate the emergence of new, underreported narratives. We offer a range of campaign services which coordinate all aspects of the issues we promote. Areas of focus include strengthening domestic and international justice systems, countering violent extremism, providing access to education, protecting the rights of women and girls and building ethical supply chains.
Nobel Peace Prize nominee and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad founded Nadia’s Initiative with our original team who intitiated the campaign to bring ISIS before the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. We aim to increase advocacy for women and minorities and assist to stabilize and redevelop communities in crisis. Presently, our team is embarking on efforts to establish meaningful and sustainable programming in the Sinjar region of Iraq.
It's On U
Together with the 1st prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and producer of Watcher's of The Sky, I launched a campaign to bring ISIS before the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. The campaign launched in September 2015. As part of our campaign efforts, we helped establish Yazda’s Genocide Documentation Project which has been collecting evidence of Human Rights violations committed against the Yazidis. Evidence gathered through this documentation project will support the international legal case against perpetrators, be they individual ISIS fighters or ISIS as a whole. Amal Clooney and her team took on the case in June 2016.
The Digital Citizen Fund
After traveling to Afghanistan to write a series of stories on entrepreneur Roya Mahboob, I joined the board of Roya's public foundation , The Digital Citizen Fund. The fund helps girls and women in Afghanistan gain access to technology, virtually connect with others across the world, and obtain necessary skills to succeed in today’s expanding global market. Most recently the foundation has received global attention for the founding The Afghan Robotics Team.