Phoebe Donnelly

Phoebe DonnellyAffiliated Student

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

Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly called on by multiple media outlets about sexual violence in the aid world
March 20, 2018

As news of sexual assault perpetrated by senior leaders at several aid organizations has recently been in the news, several news outlets have called on Dyan Mazurana for her expertise….

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Tufts Now highlights Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly’s work on sexual harassment in aid agencies
December 24, 2017

On Tuesday December 19, 2017 Monica Jimenez published an article in Tufts Now about Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly’s “STOP the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers” research project….

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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
Humanitarian Action, Sexual Assault, Human Rights, Policy Development research

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
Humanitarian Action, Sexual Assault, Human Rights, Policy Development research

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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