Alvilda Jablonko

Director for Gender & Human Rights

Since 2006, Ms Jablonko has coordinated the No Peace Without Justice Program on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).   From 2010  onwards, the focus of her work has been on the Campaign for a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution to ban FGM  worldwide, which included extensive high-level advocacy throughout Africa as well as at the Commission on the Status of Women and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Over the past six years, and working intensively with national partners in Burking Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sudan and Uganda, Ms Jablonko has organized conferences, workshops and other initiatives aimed at the enactment of effective legislation banning FGM.

Prior to joining NPWJ, Ms Jablonko coordinated the Open Society Institute’s Arts and Culture Network Program, working throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Upon receiving her Masters in Public International Law and International  Organizations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, she worked as an Election Observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.