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

Feinstein report helps highlight gender inequality in humanitarian aid
September 15, 2017

Harvard University’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) published an article addressing the implications of gender inequality within humanitarian agencies on their responses to gender related issues. The article…

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Feinstein Report helps keep spotlight on sexual assault against aid workers
September 6, 2017

Devex published an article on the appointment of two senior humanitarians to head up a taskforce dedicated to overhauling the way that the UN agencies and international NGOs deal with…

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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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