Amy Dwyer

Job Title
Head of Gender and Peacebuilding

Amy Dwyer

Amy oversees our gender and Women, Peace and Security work, supporting our teams and partners to integrate gender analysis into their peacebuilding programming, and leading our global research and advocacy on gender and WPS. 

She has direct experience in 15 conflict-affected contexts including the DRC, CAR, Pakistan and Ethiopia, as well as longer-term postings in Myanmar and Cambodia. She brings specific expertise in engaging with human rights defenders, supporting civil society-state dialogue on issues ranging from indigenous land rights to LGBTIQA+ rights, and working on programmes preventing conflict-related sexual violence and violent extremism.

Amy has worked in programming, research and MEL capacities for peacebuilding organisations Cord and Search for Common Ground, and in the consulting sector, advising governments and multilaterals such as ICAI, FCDO, CSSF, MoD, World Bank, UN OHCHR, UN DPO and the African Union on gender, peace and security issues. 

She is a Deployable Civilian Expert on Gender, Conflict and Stability for the UK Office for Conflict, Stabilisation and Mediation (OCSM) and has served on the board for Peace Brigades International UK. She has authored papers for the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and the Routledge Handbook on Masculinities and Peacebuilding, and continues to help shape UK thinking as part of the CSSF Women, Peace and Security Helpdesk.