Kate Bishop

Co-Lead for External Engagement and Influencing, Social Development Direct

Kate Bishop (SDD) brings 18 years’ experience as a VAWG and women’s rights specialist. Kate brings expert prevention knowledge and has worked across development and humanitarian settings on influencing strategies, policy, and programme design and management to prevent and respond to VAWG. She has also worked across a range of development sectors to integrate and promote women’s rights. Kate played a key role in the expansion of the UK’s investment in VAWG prevention research and programming and in flagship UK-funded work including What Works 1 and the UK’s VAWG Helpdesk. Kate’s strong track record in evidence-based policy and programme development is complemented by her collaborative working style and commitment to advancing women’s rights. Kate lives on a farm in south west England where she enjoys growing food in a polytunnel and planting new orchards.