- Rural Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) work
- Improving systems and community response
Fatima joined the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault in May of 2020. As a Rural Projects Coordinator, Fatima provides training and technical assistance to rural communities working to improve systems and community response to sexual violence. She connects with and supports rural SARTs and state/territory-level leaders across the country. She is committed to working with rural communities on creating a victim/survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative response to sexual violence.
Fatima has been involved in the anti-violence movement since 2015. Before joining SVJI at MNCASA, she worked across Eastern Iowa as a mobile multilingual advocate and prevention educator. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and a Master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in Integrated Practice, from the University of Iowa.
Outside of work, Fatima enjoys exploring the Twin Cities and spending time with family and friends.