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International Coordinating Team

International Coordinating Team - Research and advocacy intern
Léa did her Bachelor in law (in France and Ireland) and her Masters in peace and conflict studies (in Sweden). She wrote her Masters thesis on the normalisation of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Before joining us, she was working in India for a local ngo, running women's empowerment projects. 
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.
International Coordinating Team - Program Officer
Danielle is Program Officer 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.
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 - 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”.
International Coordinating Team - Advocacy and Research Intern
Celia is currently pursuing a United Nations Graduate Certificate Program and Masters in Social Sciences from Long Island University, Brooklyn and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Planning and Entrepreneurship from Uganda Christian University. She is very passionate about empowering women financially, politically, socially and in all other aspects. Celia aspires to set up her own non-profit organization to address empowerment issues in Uganda.  
International Coordinating Team - Intern
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.
International Coordinating Team - Policy Research Intern
Betty Rosenda Green recently earned her Master's degree from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPeace) in Costa Rica and is an alumni of UC Berkeley. Along with her fellow Gender and Peacebuilding colleagues in Costa Rica, Betty Rosenda assisted in re-writing UPeace's Sexual Harassment policy while completing her graduate studies. She also has vast experience working with victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and sexually exploited minors through case management, advocacy, group facilitation and peer crisis counseling.
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.
International Coordinating Team - CSW Intern
Friederike is from Berlin, Germany and is currently pursuing  her Masters degree in Psychology where she is focusing on Clinical Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology and Neuroscience. She developed her interests in Women’s rights and Ending Violence against women when volunteering for “Women’s Aid” in Northern Ireland and interning for a women’s refuge in Germany. During her exchange semester in Toulouse, France she also attended courses on Gender and Media.


Consultants - Consultant
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.
Consultants - Consultant
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.
Consultants - Consultant
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.
Consultants - Consultant
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.
Consultants - Consultant
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.
Consultants - Consultant
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 - Steering Committee Member
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.  
Steering Committee - Steering Committee Member
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.
Steering Committee - Steering Committee Member
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.
Steering Committee - Steering Committee Member
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.


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.
Interns - CSW Intern
Friederike is from Berlin, Germany and is currently pursuing  her Masters degree in Psychology where she is focusing on Clinical Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology and Neuroscience. She developed her interests in Women’s rights and Ending Violence against women when volunteering for “Women’s Aid” in Northern Ireland and interning for a women’s refuge in Germany. During her exchange semester in Toulouse, France she also attended courses on Gender and Media.