Dr. Claudia Garcia-Moreno

Team Lead, Violence Against Women at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Dr García-Moreno currently leads the team working on violence against women at the World Health Organization (WHO), which includes work on measurement and epidemiology, interventions research and development of guidelines and tools for the health sector. She has led the WHO’s work on gender and women’s health and on violence against women and until 2013 was coordinator of the Gender, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health and Adolescence team in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research. She coordinated the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women and is a founder and coordinating group member of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative. She is currently co-chair of the FIGO Working Group on Gender-based Violence and chair of the Independent Advisory Board of the DFID-funded What works to prevent violence against women and girls’ initiative, and previously a member and chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. Dr García-Moreno is a physician from Mexico with an MSC in Community Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has thirty years of experience in health care delivery, sexual and reproductive health, women’s health and gender in health research and policy, including in humanitarian settings.