Patricia Cooper

Patricia Cooper

Women's Regional Network: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Patricia served as an advisor to two Prime Ministers of Canada on the effects of federal legislation on women and children which led to the enshrinement of the equality provisions in a new Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Pat founded and convenes (pro bono) the Women’s Regional Network in Afghanistan, Pakistan & India. This Network conducts quantitative and qualitative research on issues of corruption, extremisms and militarization as they impact women’s security. This Network model has been replicated in 4 countries in East Africa and in Latin America.

Patricia worked to establish to the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative at the School of International Affairs at the University of Denver. It conducts research and convenes annual strategy sessions of women leaders in non-violent civil resistance movements.

Pat has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and International Relations and served as a Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

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