Maria Butler, 16 Days Advisory Committee
Maria Butler is the director of the PeaceWomen Project of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She manages the monitoring, advocacy and outreach work of WILPF's Project at the UN office in NY. She was the lead author of the "Women, Peace and Security Handbook", a ten year analysis of the Security Council's resolutions published in October 2010. Butler is an Attorney-at-Law and a member of the New York State Bar. She holds a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. Prior to WILPF, she worked for the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, and with Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. She also founded and currently chairs a development initiative working in rural Kenya.