Meet Yifat Susskind, Executive Director of MADRE and long-time activist who works to make human rights a reality for all people. Before joining the staff of MADRE, she was part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian human rights organization in Jerusalem, using journalism, advocacy and political organizing in her work for peace.
As Executive Director of MADRE,Yifat now works with women’s human rights activists from Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa to create programs in their communities to address women’s health, violence against women, economic and environmental justice and peace building.
She has also written extensively on US foreign policy and women’s human rights and her critical analysis has appeared in online and print publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus and The W Effect: Bush’s War on Women, published by the Feminist Press. Yifat has been featured as a commentator on CNN, National Public Radio, and BBC Radio.
Visit MADRE’s website and learn more about their work.
Read selections of Yifat’s extensive publications on women’s human rights and international development.