Deputy Country Representative, Afghanistan

Sandra Feinzig is The Asia Foundation’s deputy country representative in Afghanistan. She is a lawyer with over thirty years of legal experience in the United States and over sixteen years in international law and development. She previously worked for The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan as director of the Women’s Empowerment Program and as senior advisor.

Prior to her work at the Foundation, Feinzig worked with national legal aid organizations and UNICEF in Cambodia, was Rule of Law officer in the transitional regions in the Sudan with UNDP, and has completed over ten assignments as a legal advisor for various reform projects in Afghanistan. She also completed three missions with the American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division in Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia.

Over the years of her international work, her primary focus has been on women’s and children’s rights and increasing access to justice marginalized segments of society. Some of her achievements have been providing technical assistance to civil society organizations, legal service providers, bar associations and govermental judicial institutions. Feinzig has designed curriculum, lectured and trained on a variety of subjects, including a rights-based approach to interviewing women and children in crisis and mediation in family dispute cases in Afghanistan.

Education: Master’s degree in Law from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida State University.