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Megan Bastick

Gender and Security Fellow, Gender and Security Division

Megan Bastick has worked with DCAF's Gender and Security Division since 2005. Her work aims to support the integration of gender perspectives and the promotion of women's rights in good governance of the security sector. Megan has written or edited many of DCAF's publications on gender and security, including the Gender and SSR Toolkit, Gender and SSR Training Resource Package, Gender Self Assessment Guide, Women's Guide to SSR, gender and oversight guidance notes and Gender Complaints Guide. Megan has also trained and worked with the UN, OSCE, NATO and government officials, armed forces and local women's organisations in a range of countries and contexts. Megan joined DCAF after working in Geneva with the Quaker United Nations Office's Human Rights and Refugees Programme, where she undertook research and advocacy concerning women in prison. Previously, Megan worked in Australia as a commercial lawyer, and as an International Humanitarian Law Officer with the Australian Red Cross.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and a Masters in International Law from the University of Cambridge. She is currently undertaking doctoral research on military responses to sexual violence in conflict, at the University of Edinburgh.