negotiations, law, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; UNSCR 1325, gender and politics
Adv. Eti Livni is a former Member of Knesset and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. She also served as Chair for the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality and was a member of the Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee; the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee; and a Member of the Special Committee for the Rights of the Child. Eti was instrumental in passing the legislation that mandates women’s inclusion in peace negotiations and foreign and security policymaking in Israel (and derived from UNSCR 1325). Following her career as a public servant, she has actively promoted a non-violent solution to the Middle East conflict through many NGOs, including Women Wage Peace, Darkenu, The Geneva Initiative and is also a member of the IWF (International Women’s Forum). In 2004 Ms. Livni was a fellow at the Women in Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She holds a bachelor of laws degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.