Laura Pasquero

Designation: MA in Human Rights and Democratisation

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 Settings and Emergencies“.

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.


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.

Cecilia Agino Foussiakda, Kimberley Anderson, Laura Pasquero, Adélaïde Blavier. (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, Volume 4, Number 1.