Senior advocacy officer Elizabeth Cafferty joined the Women’s Refugee Commission in September 2011. She directs the organization’s advocacy work at the United Nations in New York City.
Elizabeth previously worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as Associate Director, Division for Global Health and Human Rights, where she directed an international research study on sex trafficking of women and girls and developed and managed a variety of international women’s health initiatives. Prior to that, she spent eight years in London working on international human rights and development issues. She served as founding director of Women for Women International’s U.K. office and deputy executive secretary of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics. She also supported international human rights programs at Quaker Peace and Social Witness.
Elizabeth completed her undergraduate work at the College of the Holy Cross. She received a Master’s of Social Science, Women Studies and International Development from the University of York, U.K.