Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

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GBV Guidelines Implementation Support Team

Erin Patrick | Coordination

Erin Patrick is the global Inter-Agency Coordinator for the IASC Gender-based Violence (GBV) Guidelines, a position hosted by IRC. In this role, Erin oversees global roll out and implementation of the Guidelines across agencies and sectors. Her nearly 20 year humanitarian career has focused on protection and issues affecting women and girls, primarily GBV prevention. Erin has worked with UNICEF on GBV in emergencies as well as with the Women's Refugee Commission, Migration Policy Institute and Human Rights Watch, among others. She has a Master’s in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Erin is based in New York.

Iman Qassis | Training

Iman Qassis serves as a Training Specialist for the GBV Guidelines, focused on Arabic-speaking countries. She is hosted by UNFPA. Iman has more than 18 years of experience in the field of GBV, gender, monitoring and evaluation, management and programming, capacity development, policy advice, partnership, knowledge production, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy. She gained wide experience in working with diverse cultures and environments, national and international organizations. She has a Master Degree in Criminology from the Hebrew University, and in Human Rights Theory and Practice from the University of Essex. She has a BA degree in Education, Sociology and Anthropology, and different diplomas in training, sexuality and sex education.

Iman is based in Jerusalem and trains in Arabic and English.

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