Gaynel Curry to give Keynote Address at IFJP Conference

4th Annual IFJP Conference, June 17-19, 2015 at the University of Queensland

In partnership with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Monash University, the School of Political Science and International Studies at The University of Queensland is pleased to announce it will host the fourth International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFJP) Conference on 18-19 June 2015, around the theme The Difference that Gender Makes to International Peace and Security.

The keynote address at this Conference will be delivered by Gaynel Curry, Gender and Women’s Rights Advisor at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).


GaynelGaynel Curry is the Gender and Women’s Rights Advisor and Chief Global Issues Section for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York. In this capacity, she manages, supervises and coordinates the work carried out by the Office on a broad range of thematic human rights issues, including on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights; Sexual Violence in Conflict and Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism. She also provides policy advice to OHCHR senior leadership on developments regarding these thematic human rights issues in New York-based intergovernmental and inter-agency processes. Ms. Curry led the set-up of the women’s protection advisors (WPAs) in the UN Mission to South Sudan as part of the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1888. She has also directed the rollout of the monitoring, analysis, and reporting arrangements (MARA) in response to conflict-related sexual violence.

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