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Welcome to Doris Mpoumou, first Director of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Doris Mpoumou as the first Director of the International Secretariat for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.

Doris Mpoumou is a human rights and social justice advocate with over 12 years of experience in policy analysis, advocacy, and coalition building on issues such as peace and security, women’s participation in decision making, global governance, violence against women (VAW), and transparency in national natural resources revenues.

As the Deputy-Manager of the International Rescue Committee’s program to end VAW in her native Congo-Brazzaville, Doris initiated a reform of the penal Code and advocated for the establishment of comprehensive services for survivors of violence against women and a nation-wide violence prevention program in the aftermath of the 1997 armed conflict. She also coordinated the VAW steering Committee that brought together UN agencies, national civil society and international humanitarian organizations. Before and during the 1997 Congolese armed conflict, Doris also engaged in various civil society conflict prevention and peace-building efforts.

Most recently, Doris served as a Program Officer at Wellspring Advisors where she managed a large portfolio of international and national-level grants to countries such as DRC, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. Prior to joining Wellspring Advisors, Doris coordinated the global 50/50 Campaign to increase women’s participation in decision making and co-led advocacy efforts on the UN Reform at Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).

Doris has authored several papers and articles that have appeared in studies and reports including “Women’s participation in Peace Negotiations: Discourses in the Democratic Republic of Congo", International Institute on Democracy and Electoral Assistance, "Implementation of Quotas: Africa Experiences"; and “Women, Environment and Conflict: the Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo” UNEP, 2004.


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