In collaboration with ACCORD, FBA presents a new series of research briefs highlighting different aspects of mediation.
Photo: Petra Berggren
Working as: Gender Officer at United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
Why did you apply for the FBA’s Gender Adviser Course?
– I found the course on the Internet. I had heard of the FBA before, so I applied. This is my first time in Sweden, it is very nice!
What do you wish to learn during the course?
– I have been working as a Gender Adviser for ten years. This adds to my knowledge and experience. Hopefully, I will be even better at my job when I get back.
What do you do at your job, really?
– I help the UNAMID to gender-mainstream all activities. I also want to help my entire community, by fighting early marriage and female genital mutilation. And I am involved in a project that seeks to create jobs for women, so that they can support themselves. But I do encounter resistance from local leaders. I just try to accept it.