Nadia Elads

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Nadia Elads joined the ALA in 2022 with a speciality in government relations and human rights advocacy. She has worked for NGOs, community legal centres and corporate law firms; domestic and international.

From 2011 to 2013, she was a Research Analyst at the Bahá’í World Centre in Israel, headquarters of the Bahá’í International Community (BIC); a UN accredited international NGO with special consultative status with ECOSOC, UNICEF, and UNIEP. In this role she managed a variety of projects including monitoring the experience of persecuted minority populations in the 'MENA' region and overseeing socio-economic projects of the BIC. After moving back home, Nadia completed her PLT with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, utilising her fluency in Arabic to assist some of Australia's most disadvantaged humans to gain access to justice.

Upon qualifying as a solicitor in 2014, she was awarded an internship with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute in London where she assisted in capacity building programs designed to enhance the Egyptian judiciary’s compliance with its international human rights obligations. From 2015 to 2017, she was Government Relations Officer for the UK Bahá’í Community’s Office of Public Affairs, representing human rights concerns affecting persecuted religious minorities to the parliament, embassies and media. Nadia is driven by her belief in the inherent oneness of humanity and by the desire to serve it.