Sophie Bridger served as a Human Rights Monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel in 2019. During her time in the West Bank, she observed numerous human rights violations, and witnessed the impact of ongoing occupation on children and local families. Since her return, she has talked about what she witnessed in the West Bank and advocated for a just peace in the region.
Sophie lives in Edinburgh with her husband and cat, and works in the charity sector. She loves hillwalking and sea swimming, as well as recreating middle eastern dishes she ate in Palestine and Israel.