Violeta Momcilovic has notable worldwide professional experience and a highly respected academic background. Violeta specializes in protection and gender mainstreaming, she has a thorough understanding of humanitarian assistance and research activities related to GBV/SGBV in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Violeta, a 'Research Associate/Member of the European Working Group and Chairing the Expert Committee for Violence on Women and Girls in Conflict' (Every-woman Everywhere Coalition) at the Harvard University Kennedy School in Boston since 2015, has worked previously as a protection mainstreaming expert with INGO - People in Need in Eastern Ukraine and as a research and information analyst for IOM in Iraq.
Violet has worked in Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Iraq, and has worked as a volunteer during the Balkan wars, in refugees and IDP camps, as well as with IDPs from Kosovo during the NATO intervention in Serbia1999.
Violeta has an M.A. in Gender Studies from The University of Novi Sad in Serbia and a M.A. in Political Science from The University of Belgrade, a B.A. /M.B.A. in Economy – banking and management – from BK University School of Trade and Banking in Belgrade, Serbia. She is currently reading for an M.A. in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid with Kalu Institute, Almeria, Spain.
Violeta holds certificates in:
Gender in Conflict and Peacebuilding Certificate from IAPSS, Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus;
Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster Certificate from Harvard University;
SGBV in Conflict Certificate from UNHCR
Different Needs Cert – Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action for Women, Girls, Boys and Men, from IACS - Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Geneva.