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Afifa is a gender specialist, with a particular interest in protecting and promoting women's rights in developing countries. She holds a master’s degree in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics where she analyzed social policy, planning and practice through the gender lens. Her master’s dissertation focused on the extent to which microfinance institutions implement the socially transformative conceptualization of women’s empowerment. Her research interests include women, peace and security issues, violence against women and girls, maternal health,...
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Danielle is a consultant at GNWP, and focuses on the organization's programs in Latin America, Africa and Asia.  Prior to joining GNWP, Danielle organized with local partners national dialogues on women, peace and security in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and for the Arab Regional Network on Women, Peace and Security. She also authored curriculum on conflict resolution, social harmony and women’s empowerment for Columbia University, which she has transferred to universities, women’s groups and CSOs throughout Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Western Balkans. Danielle graduated from...
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Allison Boehm has worked with international NGOs in Japan, Sri Lanka and New York for over a decade on issues of peace, women’s rights, disarmament and development.  For GNWP, Allison has authored country Policy Briefs based on GNWP’s annual civil society monitoring report on UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Allison holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University with concentrations in Economic and Political Development and International Security Policy.   Allison conducted her graduate field-research in Bihar, India on women'...
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Agnieszka graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and has completed the first year of a Master in International Security at SciencesPo, Paris. Since October, she will be continuing her studies at the London School of Economics. She is passionate about inclusive peace, civil society engagement and women’s rights in post-conflict environments. As part of her studies, as well as through her work with Amnesty International, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and International Diplomatic Academy, she has researched and wrote about various...
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Anna Keye is a Program Assistant in the Advocacy and Policy program at the International women's Health Coaltion (IWHC) where she works on advocacy campaigns at the UN related to sexual and reproductive health and rights and coordinates trainings for youth advocates from all over the world. Prior to IWHC, Anna worked in Special Events at the American Red Cross and consulted for the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, where she contributed to UN advocacy campaigns, research projects, and policy briefs. Anna is also the Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Committee of...
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Annalise Moser is a gender and development specialist, with a focus on peace and security issues. Her areas of work have included providing gender policy advice to governments, developing a community-based gender-sensitive conflict early warning system, delivering training in gender-sensitive M&E, developing guidelines on gender, peace and security programming, and conducting research and analysis on a variety of gender-related issues. She has worked primarily for UNIFEM but also other organizations in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Latin America. Annalise holds a doctorate in Social...
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Antonia Potter has 16 years’ NGO largely field-based experience in a range of humanitarian, development, peacemaking and peacebuilding issues, and has increasingly specialized in women’s empowerment. Prior to her current work in gender, peace and security as a consultant for organizations including the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, she was Country Director for Oxfam GB in Indonesia, its largest programme in the SE Asia region; the programme integrated humanitarian, development and advocacy work, in which she led the team to put...
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Natalie is a researcher and policy analyst and has worked together with feminist and women’s rights groups, social justice actors, the UN, and government on a range of policy issues. At GNWP, Natalie's research has focused on financing for gender equality and women’s rights in the context of peace and security discussions, with an emphasis on financing for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.  Previously, her work examined the impact of the 2008 financial/economic crisis on women's rights and explored alternatives to profit-led development....

Steering Committee

Steering Committee
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Ms. Jasmin Nario-Galace is involved in Peace Education and Advocacy and teaches Peace Studies, Theory and Practice of Nonviolence and International Peace and Security in the undergraduate level. She is a trainer in the areas of Peace Education; Conflict Resolution; Peer Mediation; Nonviolence; International Humanitarian Law; Women, Peace and Security; Peace Advocacy; and Educational Psychology.   Ms. Galace has also conducted teacher-training seminars on peace education for faculty and administrators of schools nationwide as well as facilitated sessions and/or read papers in national and...
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Ms. Rosa Emilia Salamanca has worked her whole life to strengthen the participation of women and civil society in decision-making processes in Colombia. To this end, she has worked with indigenous communities, feminists and a number of women’s organizations. Ms. Salamanca is an active member of Colombia’s Women’s National Network (Red Nacional de Mujeres). With a background in anthropology, Ms. Salamanca has worked on citizenship building through the recognition of human rights as a tool for transformation—work that revealed the important intersections and...
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Ms. Cerue Konah Garlo is a peacebuilding activist and civil society leader with over 15 years of working experience in designing, delivering and evaluating capacity building and institutional strengthening trainings with a principal focus on advocacy, community mobilization and citizen participation, in particular for gender mainstreaming issues. She was instrumental in mobilizing thousands of Liberian women to successfully demonstrate for the end of the civil war. Ms. Garlo then turned her considerable energies to helping formulate and effect policy change on laws impacting women, most...
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Bandana Rana is one of the leaders of the women's movement in Nepal with more than 25 years of active engagement in promoting women's rights and gender equality. She has worked from the grassroots to the national and global level to address the concerns of survivors of violence, marginalized and destitute women and their empowerment. She believes in creating opportunities, saving lives and promoting peace for a just and equal society. Ms. Rana is one of the founder and currently the executive chair of Saathi a pioneer NGO working on violence against women and girls in Nepal.  Ms...

International Coordinating Team

International Coordinating Team
International Coordinator/ Program Director
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the International Coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN).  Mavic has facilitated workshops and discussions on Resolution 1325 and 1820 in a number of countries including Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Japan,  Liberia, Nepal, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Uganda. She initiated the 1325 national action planning process in the Philippines and was also actively involved in the development of Nepal’s 1325 national action plan. She is currently...
International Coordinating Team
Program Officer
Eléonore is Program Officer at GNWP, and focuses on the organization's programs in Latin America and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She has facilitated workshops on UNSCR 1325 and 1820 in Colombia and DRC and has contributed to a number of GNWP's publications. Prior to joining GNWP, Eléonore completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the Johns Hopkins University and a professional certificate in Global Affairs at New York University. Her focus was conflict and peacebuilding as portrayed in 20th and 21st century literature. 
International Coordinating Team
Project Staff
Kelly is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights and Peace and Security from CUNY Brooklyn College. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in Political Science, where she became passionate about Latin American policy and the empowerment of women in that region of the world. Her previous work experience extends to an internship with UN Women in their Research Mobilization Department and various volunteering projects. Aside from women’s empowerment, Kelly is also an avid...
International Coordinating Team
ICAN Executive Director/GNWP Adviser
Sanam is co-founder of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN). She has been a leading international advocate, researcher, trainer and writer on conflict prevention and peacebuilding for over a decade. Since 2005 she has provided strategic guidance and training to key UN agencies, the UK government and NGOs worldwide. In 2008 she was appointed as Team Leader for a newUNDP global initiative on the “Men and the Gendered Dimensions of Violence in Crisis Contexts”. As a Senior Policy Advisor to the UK-based NGO, International Alert between 1999-2000, she was a leading...
International Coordinating Team
Co-founder/ Volunteer
Helena has been an essential part of the coordinating team since the founding of GNWP in 2010.  Helena is currently pursuing an MS at the New School for Public Engagement in New York. While taking time off from her role as Program Manager at GNWP, she continues to follow the activities of the network, and assists on GNWP's various programs. Hailing from Finland, Helena appreciates nature, serenity, and peace, and tries to find that by exploring (on her bike) various corners of Brooklyn where she currently resides.
International Coordinating Team
Research, Advocacy and Outreach Staff
Kristine is a remote volunteer at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) since 2010. As a Research, Advocacy and Outreach staff, she regularly provides GNWP with research and project-related assistance. Additionally, Kristine served as the Project Assistant in a series of localization and capacity building workshops on UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 conducted around various provinces in the Philippines last 2012. She was also one of the Researchers - Writers in "Women Count - Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012," an annual...
International Coordinating Team
Project Staff
Saadia is a project staff member at GNWP. She works on Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) and advocacy on UNSCR 1325 with a focus on Asia and Pacific regions. Prior to joining GNWP, Saadia earned an M.A in human rights studies from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she researched the impediments to women’s education in Pakistan (Thesis titled - Analysis of CEDAW’s role in girls’ education in Pakistan).  Saadia also holds an MBA in human resource management and marketing from Lahore University of Management Sciences, (LUMS) Pakistan.
International Coordinating Team
Project Staff
Lori is a project staff member at GNWP and focuses on the organization's Africa programming. She is an advocate for women, peace and security with a primary focus on peacebuilding. Prior to joining GNWP, she earned a MS in Global Affairs from New York University (NYU) with a concentration in International Relations and a Gender Specialization. She holds a BA in International Studies and Political Science with an Africana Studies minor from UNC Charlotte. Lori began her career as a communications manager in arts and sports.

Interns

Interns Project Staff/Intern
Dominique graduated Cum Laude at Alliant International University with a B.A. in International Relations. Her passion for women’s human rights stemmed from an opportunity to attend the UN Sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 2011 and 2012. Dominique also had the unique experience of lobbying members of congress to support the International Violence Against Women Act during her time as an intern at Amnesty International, Fall 2013. As Project Staff/Intern at GNWP, she assists in various tasks towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820.
Interns Research Intern
Kristine originally hails from the Philippines and currently resides in Singapore. As a GNWP intern, she assists in the in-country monitoring on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 with a particular focus on countries in Asia via online research and coordination with GNWP members. She also supports GNWP in specific projects and tasks e.g. assisting members with fellowship applications. She previously served as a virtual intern at the International Women’s Tribune Center (IWTC) working under their human rights, human security and peace building program....