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Liz Bernstein

Founding Director, Nobel Women's Initiative

Liz Bernstein is the founding Director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

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Liz Bernstein, founding Director of the Nobel Women's Initiative

Previously, Liz served as Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) from 1998 through 2004. Liz participated in the campaign since it began in the early 1990s. She lived in Thailand and Cambodia for 10 years (1986-1996), where she worked with local advocacy organizations on various peace, justice and policy issues. She co-founded the Coalition for Peace and Reconciliation and helped found the Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines. She also coordinated Make Poverty History Canada in 2005. Liz currently lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Interview with Liz Bernstein, Executive Director of Nobel Women's Initiative

Interview with Liz Bernstein, Executive Director of Nobel Women's Initiative. #NObelPeaceSummit2015 Film and editing: Olga Zaccaria (Creative Media Team - SIOI Students)

This Is Why Europe’s New Deal On Refugees Could Put Women At Risk

Buzzfeed News, March 18, 2016Online

URL: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/europes-new-deal-on-refugees-may-put-women-at-risk?utm_term=.yww4RqVGd#.olGrge4XB

“Women refugees fleeing five years of bombs and war are at high risk of sexual violence, robbery and exploitation. Returning women refugees to Turkey, and displacing them yet again, will only put them at greater risk of abuse,” Liz Bernstein, the executive director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, said in an email to BuzzFeed News...

Nobel Women’s Initiative studies impact of Northern Gateway pipeline on women

Greener Ideal, October 16, 2012Online

URL: http://greenerideal.com/politics/1016-nobel-womens-initiative-studies-impact-of-northern-gateway-pipeline-on-women/

The Vancouver Sun had reported that the executive director of Nobel Women’s Initiative, Liz Bernstein, fully expected to hear views in support of development during the tour, as well as those that oppose it: “It’s an important source of livelihood for a lot of people here. And I’m sure we’ll hear all kinds of perspectives. And so we’ll be listening to all of them before forming any of our recommendations at the end of our visit.”...

How the Sausage Gets Unmade

The American Prospect, May 17, 2012Online

URL: http://prospect.org/article/how-sausage-gets-unmade

We've been talking this week about how to stop rape in conflict. As with many massive social changes, I think one of the greatest obstacles to eradicating this atrocity is the common belief that it can't be done. I tried to address that some in Monday's piece, but I thought we could all use a little more nitty-gritty. So I went straight to the source: Liz Bernstein. Bernstein is not only the founding Director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, but is also a former Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)...

Biography of Femmy Prize Winners 2015

University of Ottawa - Human Rights Research and Education Centre, January 1, 2015Online

URL: https://cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/en/biography-2015-femmy-prize-winners

Liz Bernstein of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, for her decades of work around the world on issues related to women, peace, and security, including founding the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

Biography

Liz Bernstein is the founding Director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Previously, Bernstein served as Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) from 1998 through 2004. She participated in the campaign since it began in the early 1990s. She lived in Thailand and Cambodia for 10 years (1986-1996), where she worked with local peace and justice advocacy organizations and co-founded the Coalition for Peace and Reconciliation. In 2005, she coordinated Make Poverty History Canada. Bernstein currently lives in Ottawa, Canada and is a co-founder of Ecology Ottawa .

Recognition/Reconnaissance

Nobel Peace Prize | Professional

Awarded for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Additional Titles and Affiliations

Make Poverty History Canada

Ecology Ottawa

Coalition for Peace and Reconciliation

Links

Expertise

  • Philanthropic Institutions
  • Peace Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Community & International Development
  • Civil Rights

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