Graduated in Economics from the University of Bologna and with a MSc in Poverty Reduction: policies and practices from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, she has gained over fifteen years of professional experience in international cooperation for development and humanitarian aid. She has integrated field experience for the design, management and M&E of interventions in more than 15 extra UE, with strategic supervision at headquarters level and direction of programs in specific geographic areas, working with the main international donors. In the sector of gender policies she has designed, managed and supervised several projects against woman violence and exploitation (GFMs, discrimination, human trafficking, sexual/labour exploitation in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Thailand) and to promote woman empowerment (food security, IGAs, education, awareness in Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cambodia, Sahrawi Refugees’ Camps, Vietnam). Since 2012 she is the policy advisor of GVC, in particular on issues of sustainable development and migration, and contributes to research works. She represents the organization within main national networks of NGOs such as LINK2007 and Concord Italia and take part to thematic working groups. She has experience as panelist at institutional meetings, seminars and conferences, and as expert is involved in teaching activities such as training courses and university master’s degrees.
Gender and Development
The course introduces the differences between gender and sex, the concept of equality and the theories explaining the underlying causes of inequality between the sexes. Special attention is devoted to different approaches of gender and woman rights in development: Women in Development, Gender and Development, Gender Mainstreaming. The course also analyses gender differences from the household and community perspective and social exclusion. We analyse power and empowerment of individual and collectivities for changes starting from the analysis of gender interaction with poverty, religion, environment, violence. The aims is to identify some tools to implement gender mainstreaming based projects in a development environment. Conceptual explanation will be integrated with practical examples to help students to pass from theory to sustainable and bottom up practices in the framework of human rights based approach.