Katherine Ronderos is the Institute’s Gender and Peacemaking expert for the Colombia component of the Institute’s Latin America programme. She is an experienced consultant and NGO director with a demonstrated history of over 13 years working in the sector of women’s rights, peace, security and development. She has broad professional experience in the U.K., Honduras and Colombia and is an experienced advocate working with women victims of war, leading initiatives for the elimination of violence against women, women’s empowerment and women’s political participation in peace-building processes.
Katherine contributed to inclusion of the gender perspective in the Colombian peace negotiation process, as Director of WILPF Colombia. She also worked for with U.N. agencies to deliver trainings to military, government, former combatants and U.N. personnel on the prevention of sexual violence in the context of armed conflict, and provided advice on disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration for women former combatants. Currently, Katherine is an independent consultant working on issues related to peace and security from a gender perspective.