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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Lead


Mignonne Fowlis has technical expertise in adolescent girls’ empowerment and the prevention and response of gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian contexts. She has research, policy analysis, and programming experience in the broader areas of conflict prevention and peace-building, livelihoods for displaced adolescent girls and women, human rights-based approaches to gender equality programming, and the Africa-China relationship.  She has contributed research to UN policy analysis and has authored papers on community-based approaches to GBV response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), access to justice and security mechanisms for displaced communities, and the peace and security architecture in the Central African Republic. Within Africa, Mignonne has worked in and traveled to the DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa.


Mignonne holds an MA in Human Rights from Columbia University and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Manchester.

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