Fatima Faisal Khan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has worked at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan with international donors, government officials, and legislators on two projects centered on freedom of expression, association, and religion in Pakistan. She also established a network of 3,000 human rights defenders across the country, training them on their rights and developing resources for them. She contributed to fact-finding reports and policy briefs for the organization and authored a chapter of The State of Human Rights in 2021 in Pakistan.
Fatima has been an active participant, volunteer, and organizer for the Aurat (Women’s) March in her city and supports left-wing movements for students’ rights and against enforced disappearances. As a student, she led Project KIN, a campaign in collaboration with Peer2Peer and Facebook, aimed at eradicating ethnic stereotypes in Pakistan. Fatima is passionate about social justice issues, aims to use technology as a tool for interstate and intrastate peacebuilding, and hopes to study the implications of a virtual global landscape on rights-based advocacy. As a master of global affairs student, Fatima is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.