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Julie Lafrenière
Julie Lafrenière

Julie Lafrenière works with Oxfam Canada’s Center for Gender Justice as part of the VAWG/GBV Knowledge Hub team. Julie is a lawyer who has worked on human rights and women’s rights in Canada and internationally, with a particular focus on violence against women in humanitarian settings. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Canada’s Women, Peace and Security Network. She has worked for a variety of actors overseas, including the United Nations, international NGO networks and local civil society organizations. 

Prior to joining Oxfam Julie worked for the global Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group (GBV AoR). In this role, she supported the revisions to the 2005 IASC Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings—a resource that establishes standards across all areas of humanitarian response related to prevention of and response to GBV, particularly sexual violence in the early stages of an emergency.


Connecting long-term development and humanitarian learning on ANB change


GBV in Humanitarian