Priya Dhanani

Gender Equality and GBV Specialist

Priya Dhanani is a Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist with a focus in humanitarian development, sexual and reproductive health, gender integration, research, training, and violence against women and girls (VAWG) prevention and response programming. She has strengthened case management and referral systems for survivors of GBV, and designed and implemented trainings and school-based curriculums to engage boys, shift social norms to prevent VAWG, and promote gender-transformative interventions. Ms. Dhanani has also provided technical leadership and built capacity among multi-sectoral stakeholders to ensure that gender considerations remain at the forefront, and to address issues of inequality in programming and policy. 

Ms. Dhanani's past experiences include conducting a gender analysis for USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer program in Liberia; overseeing and coordinating the expansion of a human trafficking prevention program to Russia; and applying best practices to manage the collection and interpretation of data to facilitate learning, and to inform program development.

Ms. Dhanani holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies from Georgia State University and a MA in Sociology from the George Washington University, where she was also an adjunct professor. 


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