Amit Smotrich

Amit joins InterAction’s Public Policy team from American Jewish World Service (AJWS) where she served as Campaign Coordinator. In this capacity she helped launch their advocacy campaign focused on ending gender-based violence, violence against LGBT people, and ending early and forced child marriage. Amit led campaign strategy in ten states, including in-district meetings and educational events, and helped to launch a yearlong fellowship that trained key opinion leaders on international development issues and the role of advocacy. Prior to her time at AJWS, Amit was a Programming Associate at J Street where she supported community engagement efforts including national conferences, donor events and speaking tours to strengthen U.S. support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She holds a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and has lived in Guatemala, Turkey and Israel. 

Empowering Women to Address Food Insecurity and Malnutrition

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and InterAction, in collaboration with the Senate Agriculture Committee, hosted a panel briefing on Tuesday, March 8. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the panel, “The Road to Success: Cross-cutting Nutrition Delivery in a Changing World,” centered on the role of women in agriculture and food security, and highlighted women’s empowerment as an important way to address malnutrition.

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