Amy Dwyer

Job Title
Head of Gender and Peacebuilding

Amy Dwyer

Amy oversees our gender, peace and security work, including supporting teams to mainstream gender into our peacebuilding programmes, analysis and advocacy. She has a background in supporting dialogue and collaboration between civil society, human rights defenders and states on issues including gender, LGBTIQA+ rights, sexual violence in conflict, freedom of belief and indigenous land rights. 

She has experience in a range of contexts including the DRC, Ethiopia, Uganda and Pakistan, as well as longer term postings in Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos while with peacebuilding organisation Cord. 

Amy has worked across programming, research and evaluations for a range of organisations, including Search for Common Ground and Girls Not Brides, as well as in the consulting sector, advising governments and multilaterals such as ICAI, FCDO, CSSF, MoD, World Bank, African Union, UN OHCHR and UN DPO on gender, peace and security themes.

She is a Deployable Civilian Expert in Gender, Conflict and Stability for the UK Office for Conflict, Stabilisation and Mediation (OCSM). Amy has authored papers for the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and helps to shape UK thinking as part of the CSSF Women, Peace and Security Helpdesk. She serves on the Boards of Peace Brigades International UK and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, and holds a Master’s degree from UCL.