​​​Head over to PassBlue or Peacebuilding Deeply to see my latest piece on the crucial role data plays in the Women, Peace and Security field


Check out my contribution to a panel discussion on why gun violence is a women's issue at Downtown Women for Change in New York City


Welcome to my website. I am a writer, researcher, and advocate with an extensive background in international and U.S. rights-based work, particularly in the areas of women's issues, politics and governance, peace and security, and civil society engagement. 

This site contains some samples of my publicly- available work. Please feel free to take a look around. I also share some of my most recent work on Twitter — you can follow me here if you are so inclined. 

If you would like to contact me for any reason — pitches, questions about my work and background, or to inquire about hiring me for a consulting project or writing opportunity, feel free to use the contact form on my website or to email me directly at sarah@sarahfriedmann.com

Backing Up Women With Facts and Figures

In 2001, a pair of academics at Brigham Young University in Utah aimed to identify data linking the status of women to the security and behavior of countries. Seventeen years later, what began as a single article has evolved into a vital, comprehensive global database, offering insights into women's lives in 176 countries.


Using Data to Link the Status of Women to Peace and Security

Researchers and investigators at WomanStats have created one of the most comprehensive databases on the status of women around the world, and are assessing how these data points can help explain the behavior and security of a state.

Researcher, writer,

rights advocate