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Stephanie Johanssen

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Stephanie Johanssen joined the Women’s Refugee Commission in March 2018 and leads the WRC’s advocacy with the United Nations, member states, civil society and policy makers. She previously served as the UN and EU Advocacy Director at the Global Justice Center, a human rights organization progressively using the rule of law to advance gender quality.  During her time there she had a specific focus on the gender-sensitive implementation of international humanitarian law and ensuring accountability for crimes of sexual and gender based violence. Prior to her time at the Global Justice Center, Stephanie was an Outreach Officer in the Public Affairs Section of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, where she implemented the campaign Calling African Female Lawyers, aimed at increasing the number of women practicing as counsel before the Court, a joint initiative with the International Bar Association.

Stephanie has worked as a research assistant at the Centre for European Integration studies during her law studies and for a German law firm specializing in international public law.

She holds a law degree from the University of Bonn, Germany.

Stephanie is based in the WRC’s New York office.