Emergency Technical Advisor, Women’s Protection & Empowerment Unit
Expertise: Emergency Response, Women and Girls
Liz Pender recently rejoined the IRC as the emergency technical advisor for the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Pender was a member of the Norwegian Refugee Council Emergency Gender Capacity Roster (GenCap) for several years and was seconded to the UN as an emergency gender/gender based violence advisor to the humanitarian coordinators in Darfur, Myanmar and Zimbabwe. Ms. Pender has also worked in multiple conflict-affected regions on gender based violence programming, coordination and advocacy, including Darfur, Sierra Leone, Azerbaijan and the Northern Caucasus. Ms. Pender holds a master’s degree in social work with a focus on international social welfare from Columbia University.
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