Heidi Basch-Harod

Heidi Basch-Harod

Heidi Basch-Harod is the executive director of Women’s Voices Now(WVN), a nonprofit organization that utilizes social issue-based and impact-oriented digital media to advance the rights of women and girls, and the founding editor of WVN’s digital publication, The WVoice. WVN holds special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). She brings her experience in international human rights advocacy from her work with Tibetan Nuns Project, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress, and the Palestine-Israel Journal.


The Power of Film to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence
Film employs the most powerful weapon that we as a human race have to protect ourselves against self-inflicted destruction. That weapon is empathy.
Women of the Middle East: The Jihad Within
Women were a formidable presence in recent political protests but the struggle for women’s rights against entrenched social norms throughout the Middle East is ongoing.
Encounter Point: The Trials and Tribulations of Grassroots Peace Activism
A moving cinematic portrayal of Israeli and Palestinian victims of violence
Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories by Mike Berry and Greg Philo.


  • Online Peace Ongoing
  • Reflecting on the Crisis in Gaza
  • Taking the Palestine out of Jerusalem
  • Creating Borders of Humanism, Eliminating Borders of Brutalism