Our Senior Associates
Jeanne Ward is an internationally recognized expert on gender-based violence (GBV). She provides technical leadership, training, assessment and monitoring support to UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs/CBOs and government partners in developing and improving GBV-related research, policies, systems, and programs. Currently based in Nairobi, Kenya, she has consulted to over 30 countries around the world.
She is the author of numerous publications on GBV, and has developed globally disseminated tools and guidelines. Most recently she led the revisions to the 2005 global guidelines on GBV for humanitarian settings (2015); drafted a comprehensive web tool for UN Women on designing, implementing and monitoring Violence Against Women and Girls' (VAWG) programming in humanitarian settings (2012); and wrote the first-ever comprehensive guidelines on coordinating GBV in humanitarian settings (2010). She has taught at Smith College and Columbia University.