Colm O’Gorman is Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, he has held this position since February 2007. He previously worked as a psychotherapist and was the founder and former Director of One in Four, the national non-governmental organisation that supports women and men who have experienced sexual violence. In this role Colm was instrumental in the establishment of the Ferns Inquiry, the first state investigation into clerical sexualabuse. He has been widely credited with bringing an objective and pioneering approach to the sensitive and challenging issues around the Irish experience of sexual violence. His work as a human rights defender is driven by a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and an abiding belief in the power of advocacy and activism, which challenges all of us to use our individual and collective voices to demand change where it is most needed. Colm served as a member of Seanad Éireann and is also the author of the best-selling memoir, Beyond Belief.

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