Yael Weisz-Rind

PhD in Sociology
LSE, 2001 to 2011

Yael is the Executive Director of Israel’s national association for blind and visually impaired children, Ofek Liyladenu. The association is the official legal representative for the children, their parents and families and ┬áthe organization is leading on Disability Rights protection and promotion.

Previously, Yael served as the Head of Amnesty International’s International Mobilization Trust at its headquarters in London and was responsible for the organization’s global support and capacity building for its sections and national office on five continents.

Yael combined for decades her work as a Human Rights professional with academic work both in Israel and in the UK. She studied at the Centre for Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she researched the issue of civil-military relations and the impact on human rights.