Laura Pasquero joined the Centre in early 2021 after a collaboration started in 2020. She is the coordinator of the Executive Short Course “Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings“. Laura has worked on sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, protection, human trafficking and forced displacement within the human rights, humanitarian and international relief fields since 2005 in Kosovo, Colombia, Moldova, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, DRC, Iraq, Greece and Italy among other countries. She regularly supports Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other international and national organisations in several contexts. Laura graduated in International Relations from the University of Turin (Italy) and obtained a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Global Campus of Human Rights in 2007. Laura qualified as an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) from the University of Worcester (UK) in 2016.

Publications

Pasquero, L. (2023), Guest Editor, Special issue “Sexual violence in fragile settings: Practice, policies and research”, Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health (GJMEDPH), 2023. https://gjmedph.com/current_issues.php

Pasquero, L. (2023), Editorial: Sexual violence in fragile settings: Practice, policies and research, Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health (GJMEDPH), Special issue 2023.

Zhang, W., Eike, D., Pasquero, L., Mahieu, A., Staderini, N., Blanchet, K., Hossein, M. (2023) Mandatory reporting of sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings: A qualitative analysis of international guidelines for humanitarian practitioners and scoping review of existing evidence, Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health (GJMEDPH), Special issue 2023.

Agino Foussiadka, C., Anderson, K., Pasquero, L., Blavier, A. (2023) Children born of conflict-related sexual violence: a review of interdisciplinary responses to their needs and experiences, Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, 2023-1, JHEC vol. 4, nr. 1, 79-82,

Corboz, J., Pasquero, L., Hogg, C., Rasheed, A. (2022) Enhancing a survivor-centred approach to healthcare provision in Afghanistan: Understanding and addressing the barriers faced by male victims/survivors of sexual violence, Child Abuse & Neglect, 2022, 105854, ISSN 0145-2134,

Pasquero, L., Staderini, N., Duroch, F. (2022) Adapting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s sexual violence care training approach to Middle Eastern contexts: what does this mean in practice? Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health (GJMEDPH) 2022; Vol. 11, issue 1, ISSN 2277-9604.

Kiss, L., Quinlan-Davidson, M., Pasquero, L. et al. Male and LGBT survivors of sexual violence in conflict situations: a realist review of health interventions in low-and middle-income countries. Conflict and Health 14, 11 (2020).