Sumaiya F. Islam is the program manager for the Legal Empowerment Program in Indonesia. Previously, she worked as a senior program specialist for Human Rights and Legal Aid Services with BRAC. While at BRAC, Islam worked on an array of rights-based advocacy issues including migration and social justice and developing BRAC’s legal empowerment program in Sierra Leone and Pakistan. Her prior experience includes research on gender politics in Bangladesh and work as a community advocate with South Asian Network in Los Angeles, focusing on civil rights issues and organizing communities around tenants and immigrant rights. She was a postgraduate community scholar at University of California Los Angeles, ahd she has an MA degree in conflict resolution in Divided Societies from Kings College London and a BA in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.