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Our Executive Team

Diana Sayed


Diana is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. She joined the organisation in October 2019 as an international human rights lawyer with experience working in both Australia and the United States.

She is the former Campaigns Manager at Fair Agenda and Senior Crisis Response Campaigner at Amnesty International Australia.

Diana has appeared as a regular panellist on The Drum, ABC The World, SBS, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and ABC Q&A. With a Master in International Human Rights Law she is an expert on issues pertaining to gender equality, social justice, and human rights. She has worked as a lawyer, advocate, and campaigner for over a decade, and has the lived experience of being a visible Muslim woman of colour in Australia, as a former refugee from Afghanistan.

Nesreen Bottriell


Nesreen Bottriell is the Chief Operations Officer at the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights where she is responsible for oversight of all organisational operations, including community programs, research initiatives and service development and delivery.

Nesreen has extensive experience in managing multidisciplinary teams, meeting funding requirements and reporting obligations, along with her expertise in financial and operational management. In addition, Nesreen has successfully designed and gained philanthropic and Government support for programs, projects and services which respond to the needs of vulnerable Muslim women.

Born to immigrant parents, Nesreen is passionate about social justice, equality and advocating for the rights of marginalised women, children and communities. She is currently completing her Master of International and Community Development.

The Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we conduct our work, and that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.