Institut für Politikwissenschaft



Open Lecture: Gender & Security - A Practice Report

Cynthia Petrigh (Beyond Peace), Tuesday 18th June 2019 - 16 h c.t. - Lecture Room 10, Neue Aula

Cynthia Petrigh is the founder and lead consultant of Beyond Peace, a company providing training and advisory services to armed forces, peacekeepers and non-state armed groups on International humanitarian law (IHL), compliance with international norms, prevention of sexual violence, and investigation of human rights and IHL violations. It accompanies societies in transition by supporting mediation efforts, dialogue initiatives, and women's participation to peace processes.

Petrigh is an experienced international expert in human rights, peace, and security. After a career as a humanitarian worker, working with refugees and victims of torture, she dedicated her efforts to addressing the root causes of violence through conflict analysis, conflict resolution, and training of combatants. She shares her vast field experience with governments, NGOs and academia, through conferences, workshops, training events and publications.

In 2014, Petrigh was awarded the Common Security and Defense Policy medal for her work in the context of the European Union training mission in Mali (EUTM).