Christina Holmgren, a Swedish citizen, graduated in Swedish law at Stockholm’s University, and later in European Law at the Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Brussels. She then went to Geneva where she did her PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, in parallel with work with the United Nations. She then joined the ILO and started her work as International Labour Standards Specialist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2004. She continued the same work, but based in Pretoria, South Africa, which covers 18 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. She trains the constituents on International Labour Standards, as well as other stakeholders, such as namely Judges. In 2013, together with the Turin Centre, she organised the first Africa Supreme Court Conference on International Labour Standards.
Eric Stener Carlson, Ph.D. (Doctorate in Political Science, University of California at Santa Barbara; Master of International Affairs, Columbia University; Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, The American University). Seventeen years working for the International Labour Organization in Europe, Asia and Latin America, in the fields of disability, HIV prevention, LGBT rights, gender equality and child labour. Currently a member of the Gender, Equality and Diversity branch team facilitating the ILO standard-setting process on “Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”.
Maria Laura Di Tommaso is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Turin in Italy and Affiliate to Collegio Carlo Alberto. Previous positions include: College Lecturer in Economics and Fellow at Robinson College, University of Cambridge and Research Associate in the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge. She lectures both in Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Economics of Gender, Quantitative methods. Her interests are in the field of Micro-economics, Economics of Gender, and the Capability Approach. Her work appears in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Feminist Economics, Journal of Population Economics. Current research projects include: Gender gap in mathematics, Sex work and trafficking, How to measure and value freedom of choice? Operationalising the capability approach in a gender perspective, Gender wage gap in Italy.
Resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies; Working towards women’s economic empowerment and gender equality and Export-led development, employment and gender in the era of globalization.
Rósa Guðrún Erlingsdóttir, Senior Advisor of the Icelandic Ministry of Welfare
Camila Vergara Vilchez. By profession I am an Engineer in Security and Risk Prevention, I am currently working at the Institute of Occupational Safety, where I also work as a union leader. I am part of the pilot-job evaluation plan to determine gender-free wage gaps that is being implemented today in Chile.
BBC Media Action ‘Communication for Development’ radio project targeting Internally Displaced People in Darfur. She is one of the co-leads of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery.
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