Natasha Yacoub is an international human rights lawyer. After a period with the Australian federal government, she spent the past 11 years working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
This has taken her on postings from Egypt to Ireland, to Australia and the Pacific. After more than two years in Darfur in Sudan, she moved to the United Nations headquarters in New York, where she worked on issues before the Security Council and General Assembly.
Having engaged in protection of civilians in warzones, as well as bordering countries to which refugees have fled, she has maintained a strong focus on finding solutions for women and girls. She has advocated for the inclusion of women’s voices in peace processes.