The International Secretariat of the Coalition is hosted by the 
World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP), based in New York and The Hague, and whose Executive Director is Dr. Tawanda Hondora. For more about WFM-IGP programs and partners, please click here

WFM-IGP started its program on R2P/RtoP in 2003 under the Responsibility to Protect-Engaging Civil Society (R2PCS) project. This project transitioned into the Coalition in 2009. See more on WFM-IGP's 
former R2PCS project


Marijke Kremin
Program Associate

Marijke Kremin is the Program Associate for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, managing the organization’s communications in addition to supporting the programming and advocacy work of the Secretariat. Ms. Kremin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with minors in Peace & Social Justice and Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Columbia University in Human Rights Studies focusing on forced migration in 2017. Ms. Kremin previously worked with UN Women’s Africa Programmes Division, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, as well as the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa) focusing on policy research and advocacy on issues related to asylum seekers, refugees, and gender in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her professional and academic interests include forced migration policy, refugee law, and human rights recognition and protection.

Kirsten Meersschaert
Director of Programs

Ms. Meersschaert was appointed Director of Programs of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in 2015, and currently oversees the programs on the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). She has served as Head of Office of The Hague Secretariat of the WFM since 2013. Ms. Meersschaert headed the CICC’s office in Brussels, Belgium from 2011-2013, and continued to oversee the Europe program of the CICC until 2016. Prior to joining the WFM-IGP/CICC in 2007, Ms. Meersschaert worked in international development as a consultant on projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, the European Union, regional development banks, and various national governments. Ms. Meersschaert holds a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in Humanitarian Policy from the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris, France; a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam; and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European Studies from New York University.

Eliza Fairbrother
Development Associate

Eliza Fairbrother is the Development Associate for the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, providing grants management and fundraising support to the organization and its programs. Ms. Fairbrother received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, with a focus in the Middle East and North Africa, from Kenyon College in 2016. Prior to joining the organization in 2017, she worked as an intern for the Department of State program EducationUSA in Tunisia, assisting with outreach, programming and grant management, and taught English as a Foreign Language for AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Emma Sniegowski
Development Assistant

Emma Sniegowski is the Development Fellow for the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, assisting in grants writing and reporting. Ms. Sniegowski graduated from Kenyon College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Modern Languages and Literatures with a focus on French and Mandarin Chinese and International Studies with a focus on Politics and Society in Western Europe. She previously taught as an Apprentice Teacher in the Intensive Introductory French program at Kenyon College and worked as a Development and Marketing Intern at a fundraising consulting firm for arts and education non-profits in the Philadelphia area. 

Yasmina Gourchane
Membership and Outreach Associate

Yasmina Gourchane is the Membership and Outreach Associate for the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, working directly with member organizations in their pursuits, including the re-engagement of inactive groups, and the outreach and onboarding of new members of the WFM programs. Graduating in 2016, Ms. Gourchane received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in International Studies, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, and French Studies. Prior to joining WFM, Ms. Gourchane served as a Programme Assistant in the International Law and Human Rights Programme of Parliamentarians for Global Action, a Legal Intern with the Coalition for the ICC, and an intern in the office of the former President of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann.

Arden Haselmann
Program Assistant

Arden Haselmann is the Programs Assistant to the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy providing programmatic, administrative, logistical and outreach support to promote the effectiveness of the entire WFM-IGP team.  Ms. Haselmann obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies with a focus in Religion and Genocide from Wheaton College (MA) in 2016. Prior to joining WFM-IGP, Ms. Haselmann spent time conducting research on the concepts of sacred Space in post Genocide Rwanda. She has experience working on organic farms in Costa Rica, in healthcare centers in South Africa and Schools in India. Ms. Haselmann’s primary areas of interests are international responses to violent conflicts, religious violence mediation, conflict mediation, and peace building.

Clara Driey, Intern

Connor Kusilek, Intern