BSR Conference 2013

The Power of Networks

November 5-8 / San Francisco

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Pamela Shifman

Director, Initiatives for Girls and Women, NoVo Foundation

Session Speaker

Pamela Shifman

Pamela Shifman serves as the Director of Initiatives for Girls and Women at the NoVo Foundation, directing its work on empowering adolescent girls and ending violence against girls and women. She spent six years spearheading UNICEF’s (UN Children’s Fund) efforts to end gender-based violence in conflict-affected settings, including Darfur, Eastern Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Shifman has also served as the Coexecutive Director of Equality Now, where she focused extensively on trafficking of girls and women. From 1996 through 1998, she served as Legal Advisor for the African National Congress’s Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in South Africa, where she led a joint civil society and Parliamentary Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls and supported development of legislation addressing domestic violence.


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