President and Founder
Stephanie Case (BA(H), JD, LLM)* is a human rights lawyer and women’s rights advocate with expertise in conflict settings and humanitarian emergencies. In 2009, she gave up a career in corporate law to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. She has since worked for the UN in Afghanistan, the International Rescue Committee in South Sudan, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kyrgyzstan, and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Gaza, Palestine. Today Stephanie is back in Kabul, working for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
Stephanie has witnessed first-hand the harmful effects of conflict and the disproportionate negative impact on women and girls. She founded Free to Run to use the power of sports to transform lives and communities in the places where it's needed most.
As an avid ultra-runner, she has won or placed in a number of international running events, ranging from 250 km multi-day desert races to 200-mile non-stop mountain races. Stephanie is a passionate advocate for women’s rights, and a TEDx speaker.