Phoebe Donnelly

Phoebe DonnellyVisiting Fellow

Phoebe Donnelly is one of the co-lead researchers on the Sexual Assault and Humanitarian Workers project, a foundational study commissioned by the Government of Norway to collect information on events of sexual assault of humanitarian workers and how humanitarian organizations are responding. Phoebe is also the program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) degree program.

Phoebe is a PhD candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University focusing on the gender dynamics of non-state armed groups. She previously worked as the Associate Director of the Consortium Security at UMass-Boston. Phoebe has lectured widely on gender and conflict and has presented her research on gender and internal cohesion of non-state armed groups at national conferences.

Phoebe holds a B.A. in political science with a certificate in women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.

News Items

UN official cites Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly report in call for end to tolerance of sexual abuse
June 28, 2017

Devex reported that Kate Gilmore, U.N. deputy high commissioner for human rights, called upon a packed audience at a side event held during the U.N. Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs…

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Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly’s report on sexual assault against aid workers praised by Devex
June 6, 2017

Devex’s June 6, 2017 story on sexual assault against aid workers praised Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly’s recent report. The article describes the report and other recent finding on the…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Sexual Assault and Humanitarian Workers Project

This study examines the issue of sexual assault against humanitarian and development aid workers.

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Gender, Sex, and Age in Humanitarian Response

This page brings together multiple projects related to gender, sex, and age in humanitarian response.

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Feinstein Publications

STOP the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers

This report contributes to understanding, preventing, and responding to sexual harassment and assault against humanitarian and development aid workers. It presents findings on: who the survivors of sexual harassment and…

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Executive Summary: STOP the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers

This is the Executive Summary of the report: STOP the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers. The report contributes to understanding, preventing, and responding to sexual harassment and…

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