Joanna Barelkowska, who holds a master’s degree in German philology, has worked for over 20 years in international civic education and for 10 years in gender responsive peacebuilding. From 2006 to 2009 she was co-project manager of the project “Mobile Peace-Academy OMNIBUS Line 1325” in the North and South Caucasus for the German women’s organization OWEN e.V. This was a capacity building project focusing on the gender dimensions of civilian peacebuilding and targeted women and men from all regions of the North and South Caucasus. In March 2010 she organized and conceptualized the international conference “Gender counts: 10 years of UN Resolution 1325.” Since October 2010 Joanna has worked as a project manager with the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s International Division in Berlin, where she has been responsible e.g. for internal capacity building, knowledge management, and networking in connection with the division’s gender-sensitive work. From 2012 to 2019 she co-facilitated several gender workshops at the hbs foreign offices (e.g. in Kiev, Warsaw, Prague, and Tbilisi) and international workshops in Berlin. In 2013 she was the co-publisher on behalf of the hbs of Good news! How women and men stop violence and save the planet, a book that contains lots of good examples of how one can pursue gender responsive peacebuilding and sustainable development. 2014-2019 Joanna was member of the German Women’s Security Council on a voluntary basis. The council has lobbied for the adoption of the National Action Plan (NAP) 1325 in Germany. As a member of the Women’s Security Council, Joanna provided comments on the draft of the second NAP and the implementation report of the first NAP. She took part in the consultation meetings between representatives of German civil society and government on implementation of the NAP 1325.