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International Secretariat

Team in Bern

Flurina Derungs, Director

Flurina Derungs has been Director of the PeaceWomen Across the Globe international office since February 2017. Her guiding principle, based on a commitment to gender equality, is to aspire to a life of peace and dignity, free from violence and discrimination for all women. She has worked for many years on women's rights and gender equality, at both the national and international level, for example, in development cooperation in East Africa, as an equal opportunities officer, as a social worker and in teaching and research. Flurina Derungs has a Masters degree in Social work and Social Policy and has a Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in Gender, Justice, and Globalisation.

Doritt Belohlavek, Communication & Fundraising

Doritt Belohlavek is an experienced communications and fundraising professional. She has been responsible for this area at PeaceWomen Across the Globe since August 2017. She holds a Master's degree in Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Psychology from the Technischen Universität in Dresden, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in Communications for NGOs from the North West Switzerland University of Applied Sciences in Olten. She wrote her Master's thesis on the subject of the women's movement and has been privately and professionally active in this area for many years.

Caroline Morrissey, Freelancer

Caroline Morrissey is a cultural relations professional and has worked for PeaceWomen Across the Globe since 2015. She was Director of the British Council in Switzerland for over thirty years and has considerable experience initiating, developing and delivering programmes and projects in Switzerland and elsewhere globally. As the founder of the British Council's Global Changemakers programme, she has several years' experience working with young activists from all around the world. She was awarded in 2000 an MBE.

Susanne Gfeller, Project Assistant

She holds a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern and Gender Studies from the University of Berne. While completing her studies, she has worked several years at the State Secretariat for Migration as a transcript writer for interviews with asylum-seekers, has been involved in intercultural projects and has interned with Geneva Call. In 2012, Susanne Gfeller did a 7-month internship at PWAG and has returned to the International Office in 2017 as a project assistant.