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Siobhán Foran

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Siobhán Foran

Siobhán Foran

Qualifications: MSc. in Equality Studies from UCD

Occupation: Adviser on Gender, Diversity and Violence Prevention

Experience: For her Master’s Degree in Equality Studies, Siobhán’s final thesis was ‘When Sexism Kills: Responding to Conflict-related Gender-based violence’. Since 2001 she has worked with NGOs in a range of crises-affected settings including Kenya, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Sierra Leone and Darfur, Sudan.

Since September 2013, Siobhán has been working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretariat in Geneva as the Global Adviser on Gender, Diversity and Violence Prevention. Before that she was with UN Women in New York for a year, where she was the Head of the then new Humanitarian Unit. Before that again, she worked as an interagency Gender and GBV Advisor with the IASC GenCap Project since 2007 and have been deploying to the Central African Republic, Iraq, Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia and Afghanistan.

From March 2009 to May 2011, she has worked as GenCap Adviser with the Global Clusters in Geneva and, in this role, was the Gender Focal Point on the update of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, 2010 and the revision of the Sphere Handbook, 2011.


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