Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST)

Ms. Christine Hart

Manager, Policy and Government Affairs – Women Thrive Worldwide

About Ms. Christine Hart

Christine’s passion for global women’s issues took root when she first served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the area of girls’ education and empowerment in rural Burkina Faso. Upon returning from her Peace Corps service, Christine joined the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. Her experience working with grassroots human rights defenders at the RFK Center drove her to pursue graduate studies in the field of International Human Rights with concentrations in Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery and International Human Rights Law. As a graduate student, she served as Associate Director of the University of Denver’s Human Trafficking Clinic and conducted field research on human trafficking in the Philippines and on issues facing youth in post-conflict northern Uganda.

Christine finally joined Women Thrive Worldwide in December 2012. As Manager of Policy and Government, she provides support across all the organization portfolios, including girls’ education, economic opportunity, food security, foreign assistance reform, and gender-based violence.

About this Roundtable

Topic: At the end of July, the next edition of the GFDD Global Roundtables will host Ms. Christine Hart, Manager, Policy and Government Affairs at Women Thrive Worldwide. The session will focus on the topic of gender equality and gender-based violence in the post-2015 development agenda. In particular Ms. Hart will comment on how we can work to reverse social and economic barriers to gender equality. The session will also look at the issue of violence against women and the work being done nationally and by Women Thrive Worldwide to help advocate against this issue. Finally, Ms. Hart will express herself on the work of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals which are due to end in 2015) and assess the achievements of the working group in relation to gender equality and gender-based violence.

LocationGFDD, 1629 K st. NW Suite 1100,Washington, DC 20006
Time: 11:00 AM (EST)
Date: Monday, June 30th, 2014

Your Participation is welcome! Session is closed.



Additional resources

Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

Women Thrive Worldwide