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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.

Insa Bloem, Project Assistant

Insa Bloem has worked as Project Assistant for PeaceWomen Across the Globe since August 2017. Before that, she worked as a university intern while she completed her Master's degree in Peace and Conflict research at the University of Marburg in Germany. She holds an International Bachelors degree in Contemporary South Asian Studies as well as in Sociology. Insa Bloem has work experience in the areas of gender equality, human rights and action theatre, in Germany, India and Bangladesh.

Cécile Bannwart, Academic Intern

Cécile Bannwart has worked as an intern with the PeaceWomen Across the Globe team since August 2017. She completed her Master's degree in History and Economics at Fribourg University in 2016. After that, she spent eight months traveling in Guatemala for Peace Watch Switzerland, as a human rights observer. There, amongst other things, she worked on a gender strategy for human rights monitoring that takes gender-specific risks into account when monitoring women.

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.