Program Officer for the Initiative to End Violence Against Girls and Women, NoVo Foundation

Maheen Kaleem, Esq. serves as a Program Officer for the Initiative to End Violence Against Girls and Women and manages NoVo’s portfolio on commercial sexual exploitation.

Maheen has been engaged in advocacy on behalf of women and girls experiencing interpersonal and institutional violence for over fifteen years. Just prior to joining NoVo, she was a staff attorney at Rights4Girls, where she engaged in federal, state, and local policy and research with a specific focus on the intersection of child sex trafficking and juvenile justice. She began as a direct service provider for girls in the juvenile justice system in Washington, D.C. and Oakland, CA, with a specific focus on children impacted by commercial sexual exploitation.

Maheen is committed to providing those most impacted by systems of oppression with the respect and resources to enact change. She was Equal Justice Works Fellows, a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow, and is a graduate of the National Juvenile Justice Network Youth Justice Leadership Institute. She holds bachelors and law degrees from Georgetown University In her free time, Maheen enjoys her loved ones, hip hop, poetry, and her beloved Golden State Warriors. She is based in what was once Chocolate City, also known as Washington, D.C.


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