Abigail Hunt

Abigail Hunt is Policy & Advocacy Manager at Womankind Worldwide. In this role she leads the organisation’s UK and internationally-focused policy work on women’s public and political participation and leadership, with a strong Women, Peace & Security focus. She is also Co-chair of the UK Gender and Development Network Women’s Participation and Leadership working group. She has spent most of her career working on policy development with governments, international institutions and CSOs. After spending several years working on violence against women policy in the UK she went to the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels. She has also worked as a Gender Advisor to the Ministry of Women and Gender in Burkina Faso, and for the Secrétariat permanent des organisations non gouvernementales (SPONG), an NGO umbrella organisation in Burkina Faso. She holds an MA in Gender and International Development.  To learn more about Womankind Worldwide, visit their website www.womankind.org.uk.  Womankind Worldwide is an active member of the Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) network, gaps-uk.org/