Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right. - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ― Elie Wiesel
Sherna Alexander Benjamin is the Founder and Executive Director for O.A.B.I.: Organization for Abused and Battered Individuals. She is by proffession a Victims Advocate and Leadership trainer with emphasis on GBV prevention, reduction and elimination, training and human development. She is the recipient of a national youth award by The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development for placing first in the 'Youth Alley' category a Public Speaker and Advocate.
She has training as a Victim Advocate and Leadership trainer in victim advocacy and is a student at The University of the West Indies Open Campus. She is a prolific speaker and presenter who also has a passion for women's empowerment, youth development, the environment, the arts, theater and film.
Many call her a visionary, Unsung Hero, Humble Servant, a social activist for the poor and marginalized. She is termed the voice for the voiceless in many communities.
Sherna is also one of the most open and frank thriving survivours you will ever meet. She launched 'The Innocence Project Initiative' in her country to bring national awareness to the abuse and death of children, women and men. She also holds the position of vice president for Starlite for Humanity Foundation and networks with Break the Silence: end child sexual abuse among many others.
My Vision for the Future
To have communities where women and girls can thrive, experience personal safety and be strategic planners and instruments of change for sustainable development
- O.A.B.I.: Organization for Abused and Battered Individuals
- Personal Facebook Profile
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Gender-based Violence
- Human Rights
- Men and Boys
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
- North America
- Sub-Saharan Africa