Rebecca Peters

Rebecca Peters is an international expert on firearm regulation and violence prevention. A lawyer and journalist, in the 1990s she led the grassroots campaign in Australia which secured comprehensive reform of the gun laws and a 50% reduction in gun violence. She received the Australian Human Rights Medal for this work. She was Program Director at the at the Open Society Institute in New York (1998-2002), and the first Director of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) from 2002-2010. Since 2010 she has worked with the Surviving Gun Violence Project, and as a consultant to international organisations including the World Health Organisation, the World Bank and Amnesty international. Twitter @IANSAnetwork and @SGVProject