#BehindTheAdvocacy: Meet Anne Campbell, a GNWP Research and Advocacy Intern from Canada. Anne is currently a third-year student at Western University in Ontario, Canada. She is pursuing an honors degree in Political Science.
“As an intern, GNWP truly immerses you in international advocacy and program implementation. From the moment you join the team, you are given the opportunity to contribute to GNWP’s incredible work through research, program development and communications strategizing.
You do not have to go far to find inspiration within our office, as the GNWP team is full of trailblazers. Whether it is a co-worker working on the empowerment of young women through leadership initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo or analyzing the synergies between CEDAW and UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, I feel lucky to be surrounded by such incredible individuals.
As a young woman, it has been extremely valuable to have the support of female mentors within our organization. GNWP advocates for gender equality, and it starts in our office. There is a strong culture of support and comradery, which leads to a team dynamic that fosters innovation and determination.
Currently, one of my favorite projects that I have been working on analyzes the relationship between human rights, corruption and gender. The research allows me to utilize the information I am currently studying and apply it in a real-life context. As I look back at my last four months at GNWP, I am thankful to have worked with such a great group of leaders and I look forward to continuing our advocacy efforts and program development in the fall!”