Amandine Bressand

Brief Biography:

Amandine is a human rights professional currently based in London, UK. She recently returned from Beirut, Lebanon where she oversaw the implementation of humanitarian projects with the Anti-Trafficking Unit of KAFA, Lebanon’s leading feminist NGO. The projects she managed notably helped run a shelter for survivors of human trafficking. Her areas of VAWG expertise include: sexual exploitation, forced labour, and early marriage. Her professional skills include: grant writing, grant and project management, M&E, and reporting. Amandine is fluent in English, French, and conversational in Arabic and Spanish.

Amandine holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict, and Development from SOAS in London, and a BA in Human Rights and political science from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Previously, she worked as a case worker for a law firm specialized in Asylum, and with the International Crisis Group (ICG) in New York.

Areas of Expertise:

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence; Human Trafficking; Modern Slavery; Asylum Law and Refugee Rights; women’s leadership and participation; women's economic empowerment; anthropology of development. Technical expertise: programme design, project management; M&E; reporting; grant writing and strategic Development; advocacy and research; training and facilitation.

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