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    Women's Refugee Commission - Our Staff

    Emma Pearce

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    Emma Pearce leads the Women’s Refugee Commission’s work on social inclusion and disability, which seeks to advance the rights of displaced women, children and youth in all their diversity. Emma has provided technical support on disability-inclusive humanitarian action to a range of agencies, including UNHCR, UNICEF, Plan International, and the International Rescue Committee. She has also led participatory action research with operational partners in humanitarian settings to strengthen the evidence on effective strategies for inclusion in women’s protection and empowerment, adolescent girls, and gender-based violence programs. She has also developed tools and resources to support protection actors to foster inclusion in their work.

    Emma has worked with conflict-affected populations in a variety of countries, including in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Afghanistan; with internally-displaced communities in the Philippines (Mindanao); and with Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.

    Prior to joining the Women’s Refugee Commission in 2012, Emma worked for the CBM-Nossal Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development and Handicap International. Emma holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma of International Relations, specializing in Human Rights and International Law.