Henri Myrttinen - International Alert

Henri Myrttinen

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Former Head of Gender and Peacebuilding

Henri was our Head of Gender and Peacebuilding from 2012 to 2019. Before joining Alert, he worked for numerous NGOs and research institutions, focusing mostly on southeast Asia but also on sub-Saharan Africa as well as central and eastern Europe. He holds a PhD in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, having written his thesis on masculinities and urban violence in Timor-Leste. Henri has published extensively on issues of gender, peace and security, including co-editing the book ‘Sexed Pistols – The Gendered Impacts of Small Arms and Light Weapons’.