Name: Sherine Xavier
Where: Sri Lanka
What she does: Executive Director of Home for Human Rights
Impact: Provides free legal advice and has supported women to challenge strict cultural roles and engage in decision making.
Shereen Xavier is the Executive Director ofHomefor Human Rights. She comes from Jaffna,Sri Lanka’s most conservative city, and returned there in 2007 two years before the defeat of the Tamil Tigers. Her father was a civil rights lawyer and she continues his work atHomefor Human Rights where she campaigns for Tamil rights and provides free legal advice.