Meet Rebecca Johnson, Founder and Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, an organization that provides high quality analysis and strategies to develop and support multilateral disarmament and security agreements.
Rebecca has worked in the field ofnuclear disarmament and non-proliferation for more than 30 years and is internationally recognized as an expert on the issue. She has written multiple works, including her book on civil society and government strategies to achieve the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), Unfinished Business, which is considered an essential handbook on the subject.
In 1982, Rebecca’s long history of civil society engagement and nonviolent campaigning for peace and justice began. For five years, Rebecca lived at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, where she joined hands with thousands of women to protest against nuclear weapons that were sited at the Royal Air Force Station Greenham Common. During that time Rebecca founded the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp(aign) in 1985, which continues to host monthly peace camps as a symbol of resistance to British-manufactured nuclear weapons.
Alongside serving as Director of the Acronym Institute, Rebecca is Co-Chair of theInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Vice-President of theCampaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK), and a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), and the women’s advisory group for the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA).
Hear Rebecca speak about working through a feminist lens for nonviolence.
Visit the website of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and learn more about Rebecca’s work.