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Marina Pisklakova-parker

Marina Pisklakova-Parker

Director

ANNA - CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE

In 1993 Marina founded Center ANNA, the first hotline and crisis and counseling center in Russia. In a country where one in four wives experience violence at the hands of her husband, she has made a monumental difference. She teamed with Vital Voices in 1999 to gain management training and connections to resources, enabling her to expand ANNA into a network of 170 counseling centers throughout Russia serving 100,000 women a year. She authored two books and represents Vital Voices in international coalitions working on violence against women. She is featured in the book by Kerry Kennedy "Speak Truth to Power" and play "SEVEN" and received awards from Human Rights Watch and Vital Voices.