Sameera Hafiz, the Policy Director at the Rights Working Group (RWG), leads and coordinates coalition advocacy efforts and develops strategies to advance RWG’s policy agenda. Prior to joining Rights Working Group, Sameera was a Senior Staff Attorney with Legal Momentum’s Immigrant Women Program, where she engaged in national policy advocacy to promote reforms benefitting immigrant women.
Sameera previously was a Staff Attorney at the Immigration Law Unit of The Legal Aid Society of New York and at the Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program and Domestic Violence Law Project. Sameera began her legal career at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Sameera is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she participated in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic and was an active volunteer of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. Sameera was also an AmeriCorps volunteer. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of Sakhi for South Asian Women, an anti-domestic violence organization. Sameera is fluent in Bangla.