Gaelle Demolis is Programme Specialist for the Governance, Peace and Security Unit at the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Overall Gaelle has worked for UN Women and OHCHR for 12 years on Governance, Women Peace and Security. She presently manages a programme on Preventing and Mitigating the Impacts of Trafficking, Transnational Crime and Terrorism through Women’s Empowerment in South East Asia and support two other programmes to enhance women’s access to justice in Asia and the Pacific as well as a programme to prevent violent extremism through women’s empowerement in Asia.
Prior to this assignment, she worked as Programme Specialist for the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality for over 5 years providing technical support to 35 projects on Women Political Empowerment, Access to Justice and Women’s economic Empowerment throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Prior to this experience, she worked for two years for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Central Africa Regional Office based in Cameroon, as Associate Expert on Women’s Human Rights and Gender, where she sensitized government officials, the judiciary, NGOs, National Commissions on Human Rights and UN colleagues on Women’s Human Rights issues in Central Africa. Prior to her appointment with OHCHR she also worked with UNIFEM for almost 4 years as Gender-Responsive Budgeting Programme Associate for the North Africa Regional Office based in Rabat, Morocco. Gaelle holds a master’s degree in Political Science from “Sciences Po”, France