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Policy and Advocacy Director

Local Address: New York City, New York, United States
Joyful Heart Foundation
826 Broadway Suite 413
New York , New York 10003
United States

Company Description: The Joyful Heart Foundation is dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault heal mind, body and spirit. Our programs are designed to nurture and enable the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Policy & Advocacy
  • Director
    Advocacy & Policy


  • master of divinity candidate
    Union Theological Seminary
  • juris doctor degree
    University of Minnesota Law School
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Web References
Staff – Nobel Women's Initiative, 10 Aug 2014 [cached]
Sarah Tofte
Sarah Tofte
Advisor, International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict Sarah Tofte has spent over a decade working on women's human rights, with a focus on violence against women and girls. Sarah has worked with the Innocence Project and Human Rights Watch, and is the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Joyful Heart Foundation.
Sarah can be reached at
Sarah Tofte, Vice President, ..., 23 Oct 2014 [cached]
Sarah Tofte, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy
"I am part of the Joyful Heart Foundation because it represents all that I value-our commitment to survivors, our hope for justice and our determination to make the world a safe place for everyone."
Sarah Tofte specializes in governments' responsibilities to address, prevent and protect against gender-based violence. She works closely with elected officials, police, prosecutors, victim advocates and survivors to reform the U.S. criminal justice system so that offenders are held accountable and survivors have greater access to justice. As the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy with the Joyful Heart Foundation, Sarah created and implements the organization's ten-year strategic plan to end the rape kit backlog in the United States, engages with the media and raises funds. Prior to Joyful Heart, Sarah was a Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch, focusing on violence against women and girls.
"When you are talking about hate ..., 30 Nov 2013 [cached]
"When you are talking about hate crimes, people think someone is likely to report it, but in some communities the message is not always clear that our society has accepted LGBT folks," said Sarah Tofte, a researcher at New York-based Human Rights Watch, referring to the acronym for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
Residency Restrictions, 14 Nov 2012 [cached]
Instead they have perpetuated myths about sex offenders and failed to deal with the complex realities of sexual violence against children" (Sarah Tofte, researcher for the US Program of Human Rights Watch and author, "No Easy Answers").
WMC Progressive Women’s Voices - Majority Post - A Forum for the No-Longer-Invisible Majority, 14 April 2009 [cached]
The lead investigator for Human Rights Watch, Sarah Tofte, now wants to study backlogs at labs in cities across [...]
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