Image: GWNP Board members Joy Onyesoh and Catia Confortini


Global Women's Narratives Project


Nana Akua A. Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Social Science Division, ISSER, University of Ghana, and President of the Ghana Studies Association. Dr. Anyidoho analyses the interaction of social policy with the lives of young people and women. Her focus is on employment, education and empowerment.

Angela Anzola, Secretary for Women and Gender Equality, Bogota, Colombia. Former High Counselor for Victim's Rights, Peace and Reconciliation, Bogota, Colombia, working on policies to aid those affected by armed conflict. Secretary Anzola works with a team of over 70 lawyers, all specializing in gender cases. 

Julia Amos, War and Peace at Oxford Research Network Manager and Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Dr. Amos is co-chair of the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights.

Lyn Boyd-Judson, Chair of GWNP Advisory Board, Former UNESCO Chair on Global Humanities and Ethics Education (2016-19), Founder, Global Women's Narratives Project, Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow alum, NGO observer at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,  MSt International Human Rights Law program, University of Oxford. Dr. Boyd-Judson is co-chair of the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights.

Catia Confortini,  Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College in Massachusetts (USA). Dr. Confortini is the author of Intelligent Compassion: Feminist Critical Methodology in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (OUP, 2012); co-editor (with Tiina Vaittinen) of Gender Global Health and Violence: Feminist Perspectives on Peace and Disease (Rowman & Littlefield 2019); and co-editor (with Tarja Väyrynen, Élise Féron, Peace Medie, and Swati Parashar) of The Handbook of Feminist Peace Research (Routledge 2020).

Fernanda Duarte, Federal Judge and Professor of Law at the Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Duarte is a Faculty of Law Researcher (Senior PhD) of INCT-InEAC/NUPEAC - Institute of Comparative Studies in Institutional Conflict Management/UFF (Niterói, Brazil). Organizer of the Collaborative Research Network of the Law and Society Association - CRN1: Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Culture: Asia and the Americas.

Anne Framroze, Lecturer in Communication, Marketing and Digital Media, University of Southern California. Dr. Framroze’s research interests lie at the intersection of identity construction, contemporary culture and digital technologies. She is also the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at a large trade organization representing housing interests in California.

Eva Grosman, Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Peace Building, London and Belfast, UK, and Research Associate at St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford. The Center for Democracy and Peace Building, which provides support for political and civic society leaders, facilitates research, training and institutional development programes to address division and violent political conflict in Northern Ireland and beyond. Eva is also a Director for Public Affairs at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, University of Oxford

Brie Laskota, Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California. Her research focuses on how religions change and make change in the world. She is co-founder and senior advisor to the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and serves as the implementation partner for the United States Institute of Peace’s Generation Change program, where she has trained young leaders from across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America

Peace Medie, Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics, University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Medie's research centers on the dynamics of violence during and after conflict and the efforts that state and non-state actors make to address this violence. Her book, Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa, will be published by Oxford University Press.

Beth Meyerowitz, Professor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California. In addition to her work with cancer survivors, Dr. Meyerowitz has been studying trauma and resilience among survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda.

Kimberley Motley, Attorney, philanthropist, and human rights activist in US and Afghanistan. Motley  is also the mother of three, and former Mrs. Wisconsin-America 2004, who is known for being the first foreign attorney to litigate in Afghanistan since 2008. She is licensed and has permission to practice in Afghanistan, Wisconsin, the U.S. Supreme Court, Dubai International Financial Courts, and the International Criminal Courts. She is considered one of the most effective defense attorneys operating in Afghanistan.

Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and a governing body fellow at St Antony’s College at the European Studies Centre. Previously professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she has worked with numerous EU institutions, including as a member of the European Council’s reflection group on the future of Europe chaired by Felipe González (2008-10). She is currently chair of the Oxford Working Group on Brexit as well as the Global PeaceTech programme

Joy Onyesoh, International President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She is the Director of WILPF Nigeria and was an International Vice-President of WILPF between 2014 and 2018. Joy is also the founder and President of a foundation that provides support to indigent communities and people living in Nigeria.


Helle Porsdam, Law and Humanities, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights, Univ of Copenhagen. Dr. Porsdam is the project leader of CULTIVATE, a three-year research collaboration between the universities of Copenhagen, Uppsala, London, Utrecht and Iceland and part of the HERA Joint Research Programme for the theme "Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation."


Melissa Rowe, Vice President of Global Research Talent at the Rand Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Dr. Rowe leads RAND’s team of 1,500 world-class research scientists. As RAND’s principal strategic advisor on analytic capability, she cultivates interdisciplinary teams of the world’s top research talent to tackle the most complex policy problems for transformational innovation and impact. Dr. Rowe is a member of the executive board of the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights.


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