Yasmin Vafa

Executive Director


Yasmin Vafa is co-founder and Executive Director of Rights4Girls, a national human rights organization dedicated to ending gender-based violence against young women and girls. An award-winning human rights attorney and advocate, Yasmin's work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, violence, and the law. A nationally recognized expert on gendered violence, Yasmin has successfully advocated for several laws at the federal and state levels, testified before the U.S. Senate, state legislatures, and international human rights bodies, and co-authored several reports exposing the criminalization of survivors of sexual violence.

Yasmin and her work have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, ABC News, and more. She currently serves on the U.S. Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth, is a judicial educator for the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking— an intensive judicial training she co-designed and leads with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and previously served on both the Department of Justice National Girls' Initiative Advisory Committee as well as the National Task Force on the Use of Restraints on Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody.