Katrina Leclerc

Katrina Leclerc

Communications Coordinator and Youth, Peace & Security Policy Specialist

Katrina is a young woman from Francophone Canada with a passion for human rights, gender equality, and linguistic rights.


With extensive expertise in youth peacebuilding in conflict-affected areas, Katrina has been coordinating GNWP’s Young Women Leaders for Peace (YWL) program in Eastern Africa since 2016. In Canada, Katrina is an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan where she provides strategic advice to the members of the diaspora community on peacebuilding and gender mainstreaming. She sits on the board of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW). Katrina also recently co-founded the Canadian Coalition for Youth, Peace & Security and sits on the Steering Committee of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada.


As Communications Coordinator, Katrina manages online content, translations, publications, and branding for GNWP. She was a contributor for GNWP’s Connecting Women and Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth and Peace and Security (YPS) to Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum; contributor and copy-editor of Young Women & Girls Read, Lead & Build Peaceful Communities; publication coordinator for Building and Sustaining Peace from the Ground Up: A Global Study of Civil Society and Local Women’s Perception of Sustaining Peace; publication coordinator of From Best Practice to Standard Practice: A toolkit on the Localization of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security; co-author of Our Voice Makes a Difference: A Civil Society Guide to Advocacy on Women, Peace and Security; publication coordinator and contributor to No Money, No NAP: Manual for Costing and Budgeting National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325; and, author of the Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Young Women and Girls Read and Lead to Counter Violent Extremism and Build Peace.


Katrina is currently pursuing her PhD in conflict studies at Saint-Paul University, focusing on the synergies between the Women, Peace and Security; and Youth, Peace and Security agendas. She holds a master’s in peace and conflict studies from the University of Manitoba and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Winnipeg with a double major in human rights and conflict resolution.