Elizabeth Blackney


Elizabeth Blackney is an author, advocate, and media & communications strategist. As the Managing Director of Global Advocacy at Just Consulting, she develops campaigns designed to persuade and inspire action. Her expertise includes a strong focus on maternal and child health, strategic diplomacy and other efforts to prevent war crimes, particularly forcible rape, Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage and the deprivation of religious equality. She has written for numerous NGO and advocacy organizations, and speaks to schools, universities, and conferences on building awareness and influencing core constituencies. Blackney's writing explores her experiences and coverage of rape, genocide, equality, global health and spirituality. She is a mother, Gold Star Wife, and completed two forty day hunger strikes to bring attention to the sexual and gender based violence in Congo, and the marginalized people of Sudan and South Sudan. Her latest columns may be found on The Huffington Post. Blackney's first book is Sex, Lies & Politricks. Follow her on Twitter @MediaLizzy.