Africa Division

Susan Marx

Program Director, Southern Africa Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program

Susan Marx

Susan Marx

Susan Marx joined ABA ROLI in 2018 from The Asia Foundation where she worked for ten years in various rule of law and management positions in Timor-Leste and Afghanistan. At ROLI, Ms. Marx oversaw ABA ROLI’s regional anti-human trafficking program in 14 SADC countries, working with attorneys general and prosecutors general to strengthen coordination and collaboration between countries on preventing and addressing cross-border trafficking. In 2019 she became the Project Director for the WAGE Consortium’s initiative in Eswatini “Integrating the Response to GBV, HIV, and Economic Marginalization of Swati Women” aimed at reforming restrictive laws and increasing integrated services to women victims of violence. Most recently, Ms. Marx secured a USAID award to partner with private sector partners in Eswatini to increase women’s meaningful participation in the economy. Her professional experience also includes a consultancy for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, and as the Area Coordinator for the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development in charge of humanitarian assistance in northwest Afghanistan, including overseeing construction of basic services for refugees. Ms. Marx was born and raised in South Africa prior to pursuing her tertiary education in the US and the UK. She holds a BA in International Relations and Public Policy from the University of Southern California; a Master’s degree in African and International Development Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles; and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University.