M.A. in Gender, Violence and Justice, FLASCO

Gaia Pallecchi is a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Expert, specialized in gender analysis and gender-based violence in emergency prevention and response. She has eleven years’ experience in the humanitarian and development fields, including in gender transformative programming and policies across several countries in four continents. Through her Master’s degree in “Gender, Violence and Justice” from FLACSO University, and several trainings and courses focusing on the specific conditions of women and girls in armed conflict and survivors of gender-based violence, Pallecchi acquired a rich theoretical understanding of unequal power relations and harmful social norms which can lead to GBV. She has held progressively responsible positions managing and coordinating programs for UN agencies, ICRC, international NGOs, and other civil society organizations aimed at promoting women and girls’ safety, recovery, empowerment, and participation at different levels in the society. Along with those experiences, she contributed to the design and implementation of several strategies looking at the gender dimension of international security challenges and fostering the Women, Peace and Security agenda.