Meet Panayiota


Welcome to the official website Panayiota Bertzikis, an author, public speaker, and women’s rights activist who is one of the leaders fighting to end gender-based violence.

Since 2007 Panayiota Bertzikis traveled to over 40 countries often working with leading NGOs and government agencies to create policies and programs in attempt to address violence against women and girls at local, national, and international levels.

Panayiota Bertzikis is the founder of the Military Rape Crisis Center and managing editor of the award-winning blog,

Panayiota Bertzikis is currently serving on the national board for the National Organization for Women (NOW) as the Southwest Regional Representative.

Panayiota currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City.