Filiz Katibe-Sasaoglu, MSc, MA

Ms. Sasaoglu is an  Project Director within the Social Intervention Group, and currently works on two HIV prevention programs for people involved with the criminal justice (PACT and E-WORTH). Ms. Sasaoglu holds two masters degrees: M.Sc. on Family Health from Istanbul University Medical School and an M.A. on Human Rights Law from Istanbul Bilgi University Law Faculty. Prior to coming to the United States in 2011, Ms. Sasaoglu worked as a program director, educator, counselor and researcher in Turkey. Between 2000 and 2005, she directed several HIV prevention projects working with sex workers and same sex couples in Istanbul. Between 2005 and 2010, Ms. Sasaoglu established and directed a Refugee Psyhco-Social & Legal Support Program, which was conducted in five cities in Turkey. She is the author of a published book on Maternal and Child Health, used widely in vocational high schools in Turkey, and has written newspaper articles on child education, human rights violation of sex workers in Istanbul and legal regulations & issues of unaccompanied refugee children in Turkey. She has also written several children books on sex education. Ms. Sasaoglu is a technical advisor for the Syrian Refugee Project.