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Emily Brown

Gender and Governance Adviser

Office Location: Oxford, UK

Emily is Oxfam's Gender and Governance Adviser based in Oxford. She was formerly responsible for the coordination of Raising Her Voice (RHV), Oxfam GB's programme supporting initiatives to enhance women's participation in local and national leadership and governance structures in 17 countries worldwide. 

Emily brings this experience to a new advisory role, providing practical support to colleagues and partners developing new projects and learning from the growing body of work on women's voice and influence across Oxfam's programming. This includes collaboration with two regional programmes in the Middle East, working to strengthen women's political participation and change attitudes surrounding the perceived value and legitimacy of women's voice and influence in decision-making. 

Emily worked previously as Southern Africa programme and policy manager at Womankind Worldwide where she was responsible for the development, management and monitoring of programmes in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Albania. In this, as in her current role, Emily provided ongoing technical (and moral) support to partner organisations and broader women's movements. Emily was also Womankind's resource person on HIV and AIDS and coordinated the UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) from 2002 to 2004. She co-Chairs the GADN working group on Women's Participation and Leadership.