International Expert in Gender, Peace and Security Policies Irene Fellin has worked for several international organizations for women’s rights and gender issues.

Dr. Fellin lived in Ankara, where she collaborated with the local offices of UNICEF and UNPD. Her job in Turkey was to train and assist local staff on gender issues by analyzing issues such as domestic violence, honor killings and early marriages.

She worked from 2013 to 2014 as Policy Advisor to the “NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security”, with the task of training the organization’s staff on WPS-related issues, and assisting NATO in the implementation of the Plan National for United Nations Resolution 1325.

Since 2014, Dr. Fellin has been working as a Trainer at CoESPU – Center of Excellence for Police Stability, on gender issues, peace and security and sexual violence in armed conflicts and since 2015 she has been a research consultant on gender issues for the Institute of International Affairs (IAI).