Toral Pattni

Toral Pattni

Role: Senior Humanitarian Advisor (Gender and Protection)

Team: Humanitarian team

Profile:

My job is to make sure that CARE’s humanitarian work addresses the specific needs and capacities of women, men, boys and girls. I support CARE’s country offices on projects in humanitarian contexts that improve specific protection measures for women and girls, promote gender equality and prevent/respond to gender-based violence. This involves designing projects, training staff, carrying out assessments, sourcing funds and identifying issues that need to change through advocacy and lobbying. I also work to improve knowledge and understanding around gender and protection in humanitarian work, through policy briefs, guidance notes and other tools, and representing CARE in external meetings on GBV and protection.

I joined CARE in February 2016 and have worked on the Ethiopia drought response, Syria refugee response and the Mosul crisis in Iraq. I previously worked with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in DR Congo, the International Rescue Committee in South Sudan and as a consultant for the UK Foreign Office Stabilisation Unit in an EU military training camp in Mali.

One good thing I’ve read

The Women in War report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a comprehensive look at how International Humanitarian Law protects women and the different ways that women are affected by war.

Email: pattni@careinternational.org

Twitter: @Toral_286

Blog posts

People have a certain image of what constitutes an emergency. To someone you ask in the street they would probably imagine panic, chaos and people desperately trying to save their families. And that is true but not always the case, as emergencies