Jeanne Ward is an internationally recognized expert on VAW and PSEA who has almost 20 years of global consulting experience. She provides technical leadership, training, assessment and evaluation support to UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs/CBOs and government partners in developing and improving VAW-related research, policies, systems, and programs, as well as in improving institutional and system-wide capacity to address SEA. She has consulted in all regions of the world. She is active on several rosters, including as technical advisor to the GBV AoR Helpdesk through Social Development Direct. She is the author of numerous publications on VAW, and has developed globally disseminated tools and guidelines. Most recently she led the revisions to the 2005 global guidelines on GBV for humanitarian settings; drafted a comprehensive web tool for UN Women on designing, implementing and monitoring VAWG programming in humanitarian settings; and wrote the first-ever comprehensive guidelines on coordinating GBV in humanitarian settings. She was also responsible for developing and piloting the first global PSEA training tools for managers and focal points. She has taught at Smith College and Columbia University, and has been awarded a visiting Assistant Professorship at University College Dublin. She is a native English speaker with basic knowledge of Spanish.
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