JCA 2018 Keynote Speaker
LAWYER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF ROADS OF SUCCESS (ROS)
Jacqueline Isaac is a lawyer and vice president of Roads of Success (ROS), a humanitarian NGO. As an American of Egyptian descent, Jacqueline has spent over a decade supporting those escaping crisis and advocating for the rights of refugees, minorities and women across the Middle East.
She has testified before the UK Parliament and U.S. Congress as to her experiences in the war-torn parts of Iraq and Syria, supporting resolutions that declare ISIL committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and other minorities. She has been featured on media outlets impacting public awareness and government policies. She has given several speeches at the UN headquarters, calling for the prosecution of ISIL and urging intervention.
Jacqueline and the ROS team were inspired to set up the NGO's mentorship programme for refugee children in the United States after discussing the impact of trauma on children with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his visit in a refugee camp. Isaac also partnered with His Highness Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan to undergo relief campaigns sending aid and launching mentorship programmes for displaced children.