Howard Mollett

Howard Mollett

Role: Senior Policy Advisor

Team: Programmes and Policy team

Profile:

I joined CARE in 2005, since then I’ve been lucky enough to work with our local teams and civil society partners in countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Sudan, DRC, Kosovo and most recently on the Syria regional response team. My current responsibilities include co-chairing our global network of policy specialists on gender in emergencies, with a colleague in Pakistan, and leading CARE’s advocacy in the UK on the Syrian conflict.

Over the years, I have also worked on innovative research and advocacy with country teams on conflict analysis, civil-military relations and humanitarian access. What has kept me with CARE is the organisation’s support to grassroots activists and its commitment to addressing gender in a serious way.

Prior to joining CARE, previous roles included research on human security and development at the Centre for Defence Studies; the facilitation of a network monitoring human rights implications of the ‘Global War on Terror’; support to European coordination of the Make Poverty History campaign; global coalition-building with the Our World Is Not For Sale coalition; research on trade policy; and support to a network of environmental and human rights CSOs in the Balkans.

One good thing I’ve read

Drown by Junot Diaz - short stories that offer a brilliant fictional lens on gender, class and migrant experiences in the USA.

Email: Mollett@careinternational.org

Twitter @HowardMollett

Blog posts

Making the most of a flawed opportunity – a response to MSF’s withdrawal from the World Humanitarian Summit and CARE’s stance

Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:50
A week ago, MSF announced that they are pulling out of the World Humanitarian Summit, slamming the process for its failure to tackle the major challenges facing efforts to protect and assist people in times of crisis. Indeed they went so far as to

#SupportingSyrians or #FailingSyrians? – What next after the London Conference on Syria

Friday, 12 February 2016 12:37
This week, days on from the #SupportingSyrians Conference, and like everyone else, I watched the news to see the devastation caused as Syrian regime and Russian airstrikes rained down on civilians in the Aleppo region and 35,000 people fled to the

From #REFUGEESWELCOME to the World Humanitarian Summit: What can we learn from the current crisis to inform a new global deal for refugees?

Monday, 26 October 2015 17:54
Last Thursday 22nd October, over sixty people from diverse backgrounds joined a panel debate at CARE International’s 70th anniversary exhibition in London to discuss lessons learned from the humanitarian and wider response to the global refugee

We need a new deal for refugees and refugee-hosting nations and we need it now

Thursday, 22 October 2015 14:13
Tonight, CARE International hosts an event in London to discuss the global refugee crisis with representatives from DFID, UNHCR, the British Refugee Council, MSF and the Syrian Legal Development Programme, a local organisation working on the

What next for Syria? How 15 years of experience with UNSCR 1325 could inform a different approach to the Syrian conflict

Monday, 12 October 2015 17:04
This year marks 15 years since world leaders passed UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. On Tuesday 13 October, diplomats meet to review and chart ways forward on global efforts to protect and empower women in times of

Call to Action on gender-based violence in emergencies: 4 ideas for the Roadmap

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:26
On Thursday 1 October, John Kerry, US Secretary of State, Tobias Ellwood, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and a number of other senior politicians from wealthy donor nations and developing

While the civilian death toll inside Syria equates to over 26 Srebrenicas, the EU constructs a Fortress Europe

Thursday, 25 June 2015 17:40
While 3.9 million people have fled Syria, EU heads of state meeting in Brussels – with migration at the top of the agenda – are focusing more on containment and return, than on providing safe and legal options for asylum. The unprecedented

Beyond 2015 for Women, Peace and Security

Monday, 27 April 2015 17:06
This year, world leaders are set to renegotiate global commitments on poverty, climate change and development financing. At the same time, the United Nations has commissioned major reviews of UN efforts on humanitarian coordination, peacebuilding

Getting the voices of women from disaster-affected communities into the UN World Humanitarian Summit

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:54
Every year, hundreds of women’s rights activists come to New York to lobby governments in the United Nations on gender equality during the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, CARE International has partnered with UN Women

A call to action on gender and humanitarian reform: What happened at the high-level review at the UN General Assembly of the Call to Action?

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:14
Yesterday (22 September 2014) at the UN General Assembly in New York, John Kerry, US Secretary of State, convened a ministerial meeting to review progress on the Call to Action on Violence Against Women and Girls in Emergencies. What were the
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