Huntington University Grad Elected Vice President of Inter-American Committee

Sherna Alexander Benjamin’s appointment will further her work addressing violence against women

Huntington University alumna Sherna Alexander Benjamin has been named vice president of the Committee of Experts on Violence (CEVI) with the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. The OAS is a regional organization bringing together all 35 independent states of the Americas. Alexander Benjamin is the first representative from Trinidad and Tobago to be elected to the vice presidency in the CEVI.

The CEVI is comprised of state-appointed independent experts who provide analysis and evaluation of the implementation of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women, which was adopted in Brazil in 1994 with the intention of addressing violence against women globally. Alexander Benjamin serves as the principal expert from Trinidad and Tobago on this committee.

“This is another milestone for the movement of justice, the Caribbean, and the excellent display of God's Grace,” said Alexander Benjamin. “Being at HU has shaped aspects of my journey that contributed to this appointment.”

Alexander Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Huntington University (Class of 2023) and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree from HU. She has over a decade of experience in the areas of social work, human capital and social development and is dedicated to the work of creating solutions that address, prevent and respond to violence in both public and private settings. She is the founder of the Center for Nonviolence, Research, and Development and a contributing author in “Gender and Domestic Violence in the Caribbean,” published in 2021.