Satta Sheriff (she/her) is a Human Rights Activist and a staunch champion for justice who has been working to defend children and women Rights since age nine. In 2016, she founded Action for Justice and Human Rights (AJHR), a children and youth driven NGO to advocate and ensure access to justice and respect for Human Rights in Liberia. Today, AJHR is working to hold the Liberian government accountable to Human Rights, advocating against sexual violence, creating awareness and providing safe space, resources and psychosocial support for survivors of sexual abuse.
Satta is also a Peace Ambassador of One Young World and a founding member of the Global Youth Leadership Council under Search for Common Ground. At age 16, she was elected first female Speaker of the Liberian Children’s Parliament at which time she advocated and represented the voices of Liberian children at both National and International levels. In 2016, she co-founded the Joint Action Committee on Children (JACC) a national forceful and proactive advocacy group aim at investigating and demanding concert actions and steps to restore social justice for all children in Liberia. Last year, Satta was awarded the Most Prominent Youth Advocate of the year Award and in 2016, as the Most Influential Teen for being a strong voice against injustice and Human Rights violations in Liberia.