Kalliopi Mingeirou

Chief of the Ending Violence against Women Section at UN-Women

Kalliopi Mingeirou is currently the Chief of the Ending Violence against Women Section at UN-Women, in New York. She has been leading global initiatives, including diverse interagency initiatives, on prevention of and responses to violence against women and girls. She is a lawyer by training and holds an LL.M. on public international law. Prior to joining UN-Women, Ms. Mingeirou worked as a lawyer in Greece. She has vast experience in the areas of human rights, women’s rights and refugee protection from her work in several countries, in development, humanitarian and post-genocide settings. She has worked for national and international NGOs, including Greek Council for Refugees, Danish Refugee Council, Amnesty International and International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), as well as the European Union and UN agencies such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNHCR.