Beth Woroniuk

Chair, Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada

Region(s): Global, North America
Country of focus: Canada
Based in Ottawa

Beth Woroniuk (@BethOttawa) chairs the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (@WPSNCanada), monitoring the Canadian government’s implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.

The network includes more than 80 Canadian non-governmental organizations and individuals committed to promoting and monitoring Canadian government efforts to implement and support the UN Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security; and providing a forum for exchange and action by Canadian civil society on issues related to women, peace and security.

For more than 25 years, Beth has advised and worked with bilateral aid agencies, UN entities and NGOs, strengthening their work on gender equality and women’s rights in numerous countries (including Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Honduras, Bolivia, and Nicaragua).

She has developed analytical tools, supported policy development, designed training, provided technical support, and conducted evaluations. Beth has also carried out research, blogged, lobbied, testified before Parliament, and led initiatives on WPS.

Beth’s ‘day job’ is Policy Lead at The MATCH International Women’s Fund, currently focusing on feminist foreign policy and feminist philanthropy.