Sarah BoydDirector of Global Advocacy @thegenderagency
Sarah is a women’s rights and gender equality policy advocate and specialist, passionate about the potential of gender data to advance global development. Sarah has worked in international development, peace and security, and humanitarian affairs to advance women’s rights for over a decade with the Australian government, the United Nations and civil society organizations.
She has worked for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to advance international gender equality policy, women’s participation in peace processes, women’s sexual and reproductive health and to eliminate violence against women, including postings and deployments to Pakistan, Myanmar and Timor-Leste. She has also worked for Oxfam Australia as the Afghanistan and Pakistan Portfolio Manager, and with women’s rights organizations in Nepal and across South and South-East Asia.
Sarah earned a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School as an Australian Fulbright scholar, a Specialist Certificate in Public Administration from the Melbourne School of Government, as well as a Masters in International Development (Gender and Peacebuilding), Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Diploma of Modern Language (Chinese) from the University of Melbourne.