Abir is the Associate Director for Information Security at Human Rights Watch. She provides strategic and operational oversight for managing information security risks that HRW staff face in their work. Prior to that she was the communications and outreach director for Raseef22 a PAN Arab independent media platform and also the outreach director for Majal, a network of digital platforms centered on securing freedom of expression and access to information.
Abir’s work and research focuses on women rights, digital rights and the intersection of gender and tech. Abir sits on Article19's international board, OTF's advisory council and the grant advisory board of AccessNow. She also founded HammamRadio, A feminist participatory radio, launched from Berlin where she is based.