Senior Career Advisor, International Human Rights
Caitlin Boyce is an experienced women’s human rights lawyer and policy/programming professional, with a specialization in the area of areas of women’s access to justice, sexual reproductive health and rights, and gender-based violence. She has more than decades' experience working on gender justice and development projects with the Australian government, the United Nations, national and international NGOs, and in private legal practice in Australia, the Asia-Pacific, the United States and Africa. Currently Caitlin works with UN Women as a Human Rights Legal Policy Specialist, advising on discriminatory law reform and gender-based violence prevention and access to justice programming. Prior to this she worked with UNDP, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to strengthen the UN’s joint response to women’s access to justice, and as the Legal Specialist on UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice. And in 2011 she joined the UN Mission in Liberia as a Gender Officer, advising the Liberian government on gender-sensitive constitutional reform, gender-based violence prevention, and the new domestic violence bill. Admitted to the bar in Australia, Caitlin has previously practiced as an anti-discrimination attorney in Sydney, working with indigenous women and domestic violence victims, as well as for the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She holds first-class honors degrees in Religion and Gender Studies from the University of Sydney, a Law Degree from the University of New South Wales, and obtained her L.L.M at Columbia Law School in 2010 as a Allan Morrow Scholar. During her studies Caitlin interned with the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Australian Mission to the United Nations, and served as the editor of the Australian Journal of Human Rights.