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Sophia Har

Sophia Har

Communications Manager

Sophia Har joined ActionAid USA in 2016. As Communications Manager, Sophia drives the organization's communications and branding strategy.

Prior to this position, Sophia was the Digital Communications Officer for ActionAid USA.

She previously volunteered in Barranquilla, Colombia, where she documented the stories of small-farmer communities and internally displaced persons and supported community development programs for children and elderly adults in lower income neighborhoods. She also worked as Communications Director at Jubilee USA Network and holds a B.A. in International Relations from Wheaton College, Ill.

POSTS BY Sophia Har

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What I learned from farmers in The Gambia about resisting climate change

August 5, 2019 By

Standing in the middle of Sawo Sonko’s rice field at midday, with drops of sweat rolling down my back, all I could think of was, “Climate change is real.”  As Sawo shared how she was experiencing climate change, it became apparent that my encounter with this human-made crisis, however visceral it was in that moment, was shallow at best.…


Immigrant Youth Shouldn’t Be Detained: Patricia Zermeño

March 24, 2018 By

Just this week we welcomed a new member of our board, Patricia Zermeño. During her visit to our office, I got a chance to hear more about her incredible work representing immigrant youth as an immigration attorney in California. Here’s what we chatted about: Tell us a little bit about…

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One Year After Hurricane Matthew

October 4, 2017 By

A year ago today, Haiti was struck by Hurricane Matthew. The devastation was widespread, with many people losing their lives, homes, and livelihoods. Together with our local partners, and with support from our donors, ActionAid was able to respond quickly, providing food, water, and other urgent supplies to the people…

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3 Things You May Have Missed: Pakistan’s Female Comedians, Ghana Independence Day, and Australia Must Protect Indigenous Women

March 3, 2017 By

Pakistan’s first female comedy troupe breaks down gender stereotypes Her mission is simple: make people laugh. When Pakistani attorney Faiza Saleem started her comedy troupe The Khawatoons, she knew she’d be treading on many toes in a society where even joking in public was inappropriate for women. Even now she…

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One Minute With Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, ActionAid International Board Chair

December 19, 2016 By

Human rights lawyer. African Union Goodwill Ambassador for Ending Child Marriage. These are just a couple of hats Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda wears besides chairing the ActionAid International Board. I had the chance to learn more about her work when she visited Washington, D.C., to speak about women’s economic equality at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings.…